The End We Start From (eBook)
de Megan Hunter
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"The End We Start From is strange and powerful, and very apt for these uncertain times. I was moved, terrified, uplifted sometimes all three at once. It takes skill to manage that, and Hunter has a poets understanding of how to make each word count.Tracy Chevalier
Pre-empted by publishers around the world within days of the 2016 London Book Fair,The End We Start From heralds the arrival of Megan Hunter, a dazzling and unique literary talent. Hunters debut is a searing original, a modern-day parable of rebirth and renewal, of maternal bonds, and the instinct to survive and thrive in the absence of all thats familiar.
As London is submerged below flood waters, a woman gives birth to her first child, Z. Days later, she and her baby are forced to leave their home in search of safety. They head north through a newly dangerous country seeking refuge from place to place, shelter to shelter, to a desolate island and back again. The story traces fear and wonder, as the babys small fists grasp at the first colors he sees, as he grows and stretches, thriving and content against all the odds.
Written with poise and poeticism,The End We Start From is an indelible and elemental first booka lyrical vision of the strangeness and beauty of new motherhood, and a portentous tale of endurance in the face of ungovernable change.