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By Sarah Perry

ISBN-10: 1846689465

ISBN-13: 9781846689468

Longlisted for the mother or father First e-book Award

Winner of the East Anglian booklet of the 12 months Award 2014

One scorching summer's day, John Cole comes to a decision to go away his existence in the back of.

He shuts up the book shop not anyone ever involves and drives out of London. whilst his vehicle breaks down and he turns into misplaced on an remoted highway, he is going trying to find support, and stumbles into the grounds of a grand yet dilapidated apartment.

Its citizens welcome him with open palms - yet there's extra to this unusual neighborhood than meets the attention. all of them be aware of him by way of identify, they've ready a room for him, and declare to were awaiting him all alongside.

As nights and days cross John unearths himself drawn right into a baffling menagerie. there's Hester, their matriarchal, controlling host; Alex and Claire, siblings jam-packed with child-like ask yourself and delusions; the mercurial Eve; Elijah - a faithless former preacher haunted by way of the Bible; and chain-smoking Walker, wreathed in smoke and hostility. who're those humans? And what do they intend for John?

Elegant, lightly sinister and psychologically advanced, After Me Comes The Flood is a haunting and hypnotic debut novel via a super new voice.

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Bob asked, sending a stream of Red Man and saliva arcing into the weeds. “Not much,” Bill answered. Bob glanced around the area, apparently searching for something. ” Bill shifted the pole from right to left hand. “Well . . ” Bob carried on, shifting the tobacco in his cheek. “Yeah, basically,” Bill replied, his eyes fixed on the bobber that floated ten feet from the shore. Uncle Bob apparently understood Bill’s predicament because he instructed Bill to reel in his line and watch as the fish enjoyed their supper.

Bob asked, sending a stream of Red Man and saliva arcing into the weeds. “Not much,” Bill answered. Bob glanced around the area, apparently searching for something. ” Bill shifted the pole from right to left hand. “Well . . ” Bob carried on, shifting the tobacco in his cheek. “Yeah, basically,” Bill replied, his eyes fixed on the bobber that floated ten feet from the shore. Uncle Bob apparently understood Bill’s predicament because he instructed Bill to reel in his line and watch as the fish enjoyed their supper.

I think nobody else saw him; nobody else remembers him now, for he soon after died, and migrated to new Tyne streams. His fishing was not a sport, nor solely a means of subsistence, but a sort of solemn sacrament and withdrawal from the world, just as the aged read their Bibles. (152) Although Dame Juliana Berners was (supposedly) a nun and Izaak Walton was a devout Anglican, neither of these two, or any other British writer yet encountered, describes fishing in terms that are of such a spiritual nature.

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