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ISBN: B00CKEBVM0 (ASIN)
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A Departure

by: Tom Ward

“A shockingly good debut novel about what happens when one world brutally ends and a new world begins. Self-consciously elbows its way into the company of J.G. Ballard’s Empire of the Sun and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road – and like those great books, it will stay with you for long after you have read the final page. A cracking good read that has at its black heart hope, humanity and a dream of escape.
Tony Parsons, International Bestselling Author of Man and Boy

Michael’s life is good.
He’s in love and about to leave home for university. Things couldn’t be better.

Then a natural disaster hits Britain.

With his family and friends dead, and no help forthcoming from the government, Michael sets off, alone, aiming to reach the potential safety of the continent. Along the way, he forges a new family amongst the ruins of England when he is joined by former teacher, David, parish council head, Judith, and Zanna, a student.

As the group travels south, what remains of society deteriorates around them, revealing the darkest aspects of human desire. Amongst so much darkness, Michael must fight to uphold his own ideals.

A tale of coming of age on a road where rules no longer apply.

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Meet the Author
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He has written journalism for Esquire, GQ, Vice, Wired, the Guardian, Marie Claire and more. His short fiction has appeared in GQ, Vice, the Sunday People and others.His first novel A Departure was a finalist of the People's Book Prize 2014 and praised as "A shockingly good debut" by Tony Parsons.His first book of short stories, Dead Dogs & Splintered Hearts was published in 2016 and heralded by Buzzfeed Books as one of 24 Brilliant Books To Read This Autumn.He is also the recipient of the GQ Norman Mailer Award, 2012.Tom lives in London, where he works as features editor of Men's Health magazine, writing fiction every other second.
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Overview

“A shockingly good debut novel about what happens when one world brutally ends and a new world begins. Self-consciously elbows its way into the company of J.G. Ballard’s Empire of the Sun and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road – and like those great books, it will stay with you for long after you have read the final page. A cracking good read that has at its black heart hope, humanity and a dream of escape.
Tony Parsons, International Bestselling Author of Man and Boy

Michael’s life is good.
He’s in love and about to leave home for university. Things couldn’t be better.

Then a natural disaster hits Britain.

With his family and friends dead, and no help forthcoming from the government, Michael sets off, alone, aiming to reach the potential safety of the continent. Along the way, he forges a new family amongst the ruins of England when he is joined by former teacher, David, parish council head, Judith, and Zanna, a student.

As the group travels south, what remains of society deteriorates around them, revealing the darkest aspects of human desire. Amongst so much darkness, Michael must fight to uphold his own ideals.

A tale of coming of age on a road where rules no longer apply.

Details

ISBN: B00CKEBVM0 (ASIN)
Publisher: Crooked Cat
Publish Date: 2013
Page Count: 335