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The End We Start From

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 03/05/2018
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The End We Start From
A poetic tale of love, loss, and motherhood
Megan Hunter’s novel, ‘The End We Start From’, reads like poetry. The title is taken from T S Eliot’s Four Quartets, and the structure initially feels a li... READ MORE
Katherine at Darlington
The End We Start From
A captivating and powerful read.
An absolutely beautiful book that really captivated me. I have never read a book written this way before and initially thought it would be too 'poetry' for... READ MORE
Kelly at Aviemore
The End We Start From
A beautiful story, short yet moving
The natural disaster that causes London to flood is not described in detail, but it is the reason for our narrator, her husband and new born baby to leave ... READ MORE
Sharon at Maidstone
The End We Start From
Sparse and beautiful
It is rare to find a book like this-beautiful, powerful and riveting. Although this is a very quick read, it is haunting, and the events that are left unr... READ MORE
Helen at Scarborough
The End We Start From
Touchingly personal, profoundly human
This is one of the most striking books I've ever read. The book - novella, really - is short enough to read in one or two sittings and yet the deftly-drawn... READ MORE
Alice at York
The End We Start From
A sparse and beautiful delight
An incredibly beautiful and poetic short story that focuses on the everyday life of a survivor of a natural disaster. A refreshing change to have the main... READ MORE
Angie Groves at Blackpool
The End We Start From
Short but powerful
This is the first time I’ve come across the term cli-fi when describing a genre of fiction, I’ve usually classified books I’ve read about climate change di... READ MORE
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Synopsis

Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month for May 2018 Brave and unflinching, The End We Start From is a powerful vision of the future that is utterly unforgettable. When I was a child I thought I had been chosen for our times. The ending times. The creeping times. In the midst of a mysterious environmental crisis, as London is submerged below flood waters, a woman gives birth to her first child, Z. Days later, the family are forced to leave their home in search of safety. As they move from place to place, shelter to shelter, their journey traces both fear and wonder as Z's small fists grasp at the things he sees, as he grows and stretches, thriving and content against all the odds. This is a story of new motherhood in a terrifying setting: a familiar world made dangerous and unstable, its people forced to become refugees. 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. Startlingly beautiful, written in honed and sparing prose, The End We Start From has captured Waterstones bookseller’s imaginations with its haunting depiction of a broken world just a hair’s breadth from our own. Visually unforgettable, the book’s film rights have already been sold to Benedict Cumberbatch's production company, SunnyMarch. Both a staggering dystopian vision and a fiercely honest portrayal of love’s capacity to endure, it marks the emergence of a striking new talent. .

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781509843985
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Weight: 132g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 12 mm

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The End We Start From
Beautifull!
Heart gripping, emotional, beautifully written. I am so glad I've read it. I'd even call it educational.. it shows you what is important in life and how mu... READ MORE
Angela W
The End We Start From
Not sure
I was not sure about this , maybe it’s just me . It felt bitty , written in short paragraphs, I did not like the use of initials, I lost all track of who ... READ MORE
kerrielp
The End We Start From
A Beautiful Novella.
This book is currently Waterstones Fiction Book of the month of May 2018. A baby is born midst a catastrophic environmental crisis where London is flooded ... READ MORE
Milton of Campsie  Annie
The End We Start From
Straight-forward cli-fi about a flood in England
The first thing that pops into mind when wanting to review this novel, is the writing style being entirely different compared to "ordinary" novels. Formatt... READ MORE
Kathy Holbrouck
The End We Start From
Blew me away!
I read the whole thing in a few hours, slack-jawed. I was shocked at how deeply the book resonated with me; the language, the references - both the quote... READ MORE
Kate S