By Sarah Perry
Longlisted for the dad or mum First e-book Award
Winner of the East Anglian ebook of the yr Award 2014
One sizzling 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. while his automobile breaks down and he turns into misplaced on an remoted highway, he is going trying to find aid, and stumbles into the grounds of a grand yet dilapidated residence.
Its citizens welcome him with open palms - yet there's extra to this unusual group than meets the attention. all of them comprehend him by way of identify, they've ready a room for him, and declare to were looking ahead to 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 choked 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 an excellent new voice.
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