The end we start from

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As London is submerged below floodwaters, 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. The story traces fear and wonder as the baby grows, thriving and content against all the odds.

StatementMegan Hunter
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6108.U5897 E53 2017
The Physical Object
Pagination136 pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26935045M
ISBN 100802126898
ISBN 139780802126894
LC Control Number2017018152
OCLC/WorldCa975116972

The End We Start With is a beautifully written futuristic novel about a women who gives birth to her first child as the climate crisis in England comes to a head, forcing her to evacuate from her home, ever in search of higher ground.

Megan Hunter really plays with form, here/5(). Megan Hunter’s first novel, The End We Start From, was published in in the UK, US, and Canada, and has been translated into eight languages. It was shortlisted for Novel of the Year at the Books Are My Bag Awards, longlisted for the Aspen Words Prize, was a Barnes and Noble Discover Awards finalist and won the Forward Reviews Editor’s /5.

“Poetic and succinct, Megan Hunter’s The End We Start From is an etiological exercise for a climate-changed world—a post-apocalyptic novel in which current human mistakes are followed forward to dismaying ends Though the story is marked by incredible loss, the hope beyond the devastation is worth holding on for.

The End We Start From is an indelible and elemental first book — a lyrical vision of the strangeness and beauty of new motherhood, and a tale of endurance in the face of ungovernable change. The End We Start From is an indelible and elemental first book - a lyrical vision of the strangeness and beauty of new motherhood, and a tale of endurance in the face of ungovernable change.

In THE END WE START FROM, the nature of the disaster that precipitates the environmental and subsequent political crisis is left more or less vague.

The End We Start From by Megan Hunter review – parenting in the end times This fragmentary debut novel sets the shock of new motherhood against an England hit by apocalyptic floods Megan Hunter. The End We Start from follows the story of an unnamed narrator who gives birth to her first child as a severe natural disaster hits the United Kingdom and forces the The end we start from book and her partner R to.

The End We Start From is a beautifully spare, haunting meditation on the persistence of life after catastrophe. I loved it. -- Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven A shot of distilled story engrossing, compelling and finally hopeful -- Naomi Alderman, author of The Power, winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Reviews:   We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker (Author), George Newbern (Narrator) Thirteen year old Duchess Day Radley is the protector of her five year old brother, Robin.

Their drug/drink addicted mother, Star, has never been able to take care of /5(). The unnamed narrator of Megan Hunter’s debut, The End We Start From, is married, pregnant and happy.

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Everything about her life is on the cusp: a child, a future, a right to contentment. Until, that. 'The End We Start From' Chronicles Motherhood In The Midst Of Crisis Novem • Megan Hunter's new book follows a woman and her newborn who flee an.

The End We Start From is a book told in pieces — readers have to work for the story. Eventually, you put together enough pieces to know we're in. A startlingly beautiful story of a family's survival, The End We Start From is a haunting but hopeful dystopian vision of a familiar world made dangerous and unstable.

'Engrossing, compelling' - Naomi Alderman, author of The Power. The #1 Indie Next Selection for Novembera Summer/Fall Indies Introduce Selection, a Fall Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, an Amazon Best of the Month in Literature & Fiction "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. Preempted by publishers around the world within days of the London Book Fair, The End We Start From heralds the arrival of Megan Hunter, a dazzling and unique literary talent. Hunter's 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.

The End We Start From is an indelible and elemental first book--a lyrical vision of the strangeness and beauty of new motherhood, and a tale of endurance in the face of ungovernable change. The End We Start From is a debut literary novel penned in a lyrical style similar to a journal.

Water imagery flows throughout, connecting an amniotic dream-state of pregnancy, birth, and nursing with a cataclysmic flood that displaces millions of people from London and the surrounding area. Megan Hunter’s debut novel, The End We Start From (Grove Atlantic, ), is a lyrical vision of new motherhood in the midst of environmental fallout.

As London sinks below floodwaters, a woman gives birth to her first child, Z. Horror and fascination surround the young family, the baby thriving and content despite catastrophic upheaval, widespread desperation, and ongoing struggles to survive.

The End We Start From is a dystopian novel set in the United Kingdom about the aftermath of a severe natural disaster that forces the evacuation of London due to a catastrophic flood.

The story is told from the perspective of a woman who has just given birth to her first child with events following the natural disaster corresponding to. THE END WE START FROM.

by Megan Hunter. BUY NOW FROM Occasional italicized passages, which are separate from but complement the main narrative, allude to the book of Genesis, namely the Creation story and the Great Flood. “A dove was sent to see if the water had left the face of the land, but she found no place for her foot.” Parents.

The End We Start From is an indelible and elemental first book--a lyrical vision of the strangeness and beauty of new motherhood, and a tale of endurance in the face of ungovernable change. The End We Start From Megan Hunter. Grove, $22 (p) ISBN Buy this book. The postapocalyptic literary novel is currently in vogue almost to the point of redundancy, but Hunter.

A startlingly beautiful story of a family's survival, The End We Start From is a haunting but hopeful dystopian vision of a familiar world made dangerous and unstable. 'Engrossing, compelling' - Naomi Alderman, author of The Power 'I was moved, terrified, uplifted – sometimes all three at once' - Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl With a Pearl Earring.

Startlingly beautiful, Megan Hunter's The End We Start From is a gripping novel that paints an imagined future as realistic as it is frightening.

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And yet, though the country is falling apart around them, this family’s world – of new life and new hope – sings with love. The End We Start From is an effective, unusual and ambitious debut, which keeps the reader pinned to the page: but next time I’d love to see Hunter expand on her aphorisms, and start to fill in some of the gaps.4/4(7).

The End We Start From is a difficult book to summarize, due at least in part to the way Hunter chose to write it. Her prose style is austere enough to at times approach willful obscurantism. The book’s characters are only ever referred to by their initials, for example, the protagonist’s partner going by “R.” and her child by “Z.

Get this from a library. The end we start from. [Megan Hunter] -- "The internationally bestselling first novel by Megan Hunter imagines new motherhood in the midst of an all-too-possible climate change catastrophe.

As London is submerged below flood waters, an. Startlingly beautiful, Megan Hunter's The End We Start From is a gripping novel that paints an imagined future as realistic as it is frightening.

And yet, though the country is falling apart around them, this family's world - of new life and new hope - sings with love. The End We Start From (Book): Hunter, Megan: As London is submerged below floodwaters, 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. The story traces fear and wonder as the baby grows, thriving and content against all the odds.

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'We Begin at the End is the most beautifully written book I have read this year with characters that will tug at your heartstrings, an incredible sense of place and a cleverly plotted mystery, Chris Whitaker is proving himself to be one of the most talented writers around' - Lisa Hall 'What a novel!

Such a remarkable achievement.The story traces fear and wonder, as the baby's small fists grasp at the first colors he sees, as he grows and stretches, thriving and content against all the n with poise and poeticism, The End We Start From is an indelible and elemental first book-a lyrical vision of the strangeness and beauty of new motherhood, and a portentous.The End We Start From: In Hunter’s poetic post-apocalyptic novel, meditations on what has been lost are heartrending in their clarity.

Poetic and succinct, Megan Hunter’s "The End We Start From" is an etiological exercise for a climate-changed world—a.