The first Covid novel. A book started on the first day of lockdown, and now published and reissued by Wild Wolf Books.
The year 2040. What does it take to remain human in a post viral, barren and violent world?
What is the truth about coronavirus, its many variants and what is really happening in the world? How could society fail so totally?
Ali, a lonely and wounded woman whose family has been taken from her, is about to find out. What she thought she wanted was revenge, but what she really wanted was far more dangerous and complicated.
Redemption. A quest for truth into the heart of darkness in a ruined world becomes a desperate run for survival. A picture of the future writ large.
Living on the now devastated Norfolk coast with her Dad, Ali still sometimes inhabits a dream world with her daughter and husband, who were brutally murdered.
At times she disappears to herself and has no memory afterwards of what she has done, though the consequences are sometimes horrendous. Her dream is to send her Dad to Arcadia, a place somewhere in the Mediterranean where civilised life is still maintained. But it costs. She finally manages to send him but then discovers Arcadia is a con. Now she wants to know the truth. And revenge.
With her Aspergerish friend Trash and a stray changeling girl who attaches to them, plus a little dog, they travel to the capital – Dorado, trying to avoid clashes with the Government forces – the Protectors.
When they arrive the truth is worse than anything they could imagine. And the hunt for them is now vigilant, taking them up the spine of a ruined country to...where? Is it possible to remake decent human relationships, even find love, as the little group struggles to survive in a jungle of
betrayals, strange violence, and terrifying hunts.
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