The Quiet at the End of the World (Paperback)Lauren James (author)
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A post-apocalyptic novel with a twist, The Quiet at the End of the World spins a compassionate tale of two young survivors in a rapidly ageing society. Thoughtful, tender and engrossing, James’s intelligent, crafted prose evokes a brilliantly realised future world.
Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2020
How far would you go to save those you love?
Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people on the planet after a virus caused global infertility. Closeted in a pocket of London and doted upon by a small, ageing community, the pair spend their days mudlarking and looking for treasure - until a secret is uncovered that threatens not only their family but humanity's entire existence.
Now Lowrie and Shen face an impossible choice: in the quiet at the end of the world, they must decide what to sacrifice to save the whole human race...
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
'I adored The Quiet at the End of the World and it will be one of the books I'll recommend more often to anyone who cares to listen. It is essential that you read this if you love realistic post-apocalyptic stories.' - Parabatai Reviews
'A hugely rewarding read.' - SFX Magazine
'James is one to watch.' - Kirkus Reviews
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