Last Ones Left Alive

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Headline Publishing Group, Mar 7, 2019 - Fiction - 288 pages
'Bleakly beautiful. A raw emotional depth-charge of a novel' MR Carey'Gripped me as much by the heart as it did by the throat' Kiran Millwood HargraveLAST ONES LEFT ALIVE is the unputdownable debut novel from Sarah Davis-Goff, sure to grip readers of dystopian literary fiction such as STATION 11 or THE END WE START FROM.Remember your Just-In-Cases. Beware Tall Buildings. Watch Your SixRaised by her mother and Maeve on Slanbeg, an island off the west coast of Ireland, Orpen has a childhood of love and stories by the fireside. But the stories grow darker, and the training begins. Ireland has been devoured by a ravening menace known as the skrake, and though Slanbeg is safe for now, the women must always be ready to run, or to fight.When Maeve is bitten, Orpen is faced with a dilemma: kill Maeve before her transformation is complete, or try to get help. So Orpen sets off, with Maeve in a wheelbarrow and her dog at her side, in the hope of finding other survivors, and a cure. It is a journey that will test Orpen to her limits, on which she will learn who she really is, who she really loves, and how to imagine a future in a world that ended before she was born.

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Meh. A girl living in a zombie world knows nothing but how to survive. She leaves safety for answers, to which she only receives a few. She confirms some truths, discovers more lies. There is a bit ... Read full review

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Sarah Davis-Goff's writing has been published in the Irish Times, the Guardian and LitHub. This is her first novel. She was born and lives in Dublin.

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