The Island at the End of the World: A Novel

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Penguin, Aug 25, 2009 - Fiction - 224 pages
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A chilling post-apocalyptic tale of how far a father will go to protect his children?from the author of The Amnesiac

In a world nearly destroyed by catastrophic floods, one family has been spared. Many years ago, as the waters rose, a father and his three children took to their ark and drifted to the safety of a small island. Life there is a quiet idyll of music and farming?and young Alice, Finn, and Daisy are grateful for their salvation?until the day a stranger swims ashore. A terrifyingly plausible adventure story, The Island at the End of the World is a mesmerizing novel from an exciting new writer.
 

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User Review  - StephenBarkley - LibraryThing

This may be the residual effects of missing Lost speaking, but when I found a dystopic novel about a father who took his children to and island at the end of the world, I knew that I had to read it ... Read full review

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User Review  - passion4reading - LibraryThing

Told in first-person narrative, we learn that the father, his two children and the family dog have taken shelter on a remote island after what appears to be an apocalyptic event. I found this book ... Read full review

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Sam Taylor was born in 1970 and is the former pop culture correspondent for the Observer.  He is the author of The Republic of Trees, The Island at the End of the World, and The Amnesiac, which both garnered rave reviews and critical acclaim. He lives in France with his young family.

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