The End We Start From by Megan Hunter audiobook

The End We Start From

By Megan Hunter
Read by Louise Brealey

Blackstone Publishing 9780802126894


Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538439722

  • ISBN: 9781538439678

  • ISBN: 9781538440087

  • ISBN: 9781538504550

Runtime: 2.04 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English



A London Guardian Pick of Best Debut Fiction

Winner of the 2017 Foreword Reviews Editor’s Choice Prize for Fiction

A November Vanity Fair Hot Type selection

Finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award

Nominated for the Aspen Words Literary Prize

A London Daily Mail Best Book of New Debuts

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

An Indie Next List selection for November

The End We Start From heralds the arrival of Megan Hunter, a dazzling and unique literary talent. Hunter’s debut is a searing original, a modern-day parable of rebirth and renewal, of maternal bonds, and the instinct to survive and thrive in the absence of all that’s familiar.

As London is submerged below flood waters, a woman gives birth to her first child, Z. Days later, she and her baby are forced to leave their home in search of safety. They head north through a newly dangerous country seeking refuge from place to place, shelter to shelter, to a desolate island and back again. The story traces fear and wonder, as the baby’s small fists grasp at the first colors he sees, as he grows and stretches, thriving and content against all the odds.

Written with poise and poeticism, The End We Start From is an indelible and elemental first book—a lyrical vision of the strangeness and beauty of new motherhood, and a portentous tale of endurance in the face of ungovernable change.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Strange and powerful, and very apt for these uncertain times. I was moved, terrified, uplifted—sometimes all three at once.” Tracy Chevalier, New York Times bestselling author
“The real strength of this wonderfully earthy novel is in its sharpened lens on motherhood’s apocalyptic-feeling joys and terrors, and how they can form an all-encompassing world.” Vogue
“A new take on the [dystopian] genre, this startling debut combines utter despair with the reality of family life.” Elle (UK)
“Virginia Woolf does cli-fi.” Independent (UK)
“Poetic and succinct…Hunter’s is an uncommon disaster tale―lovely, intimate, and foreboding.” Forword Reviews
“[Hunter’s] beautiful prose is spare, yet able to conjure every emotion in the reader from terror to wonder. A stunning achievement.” Bookseller (UK)
“The story may seem familiar…but debut novelist Hunter’s spare prose and luminous writing give it a fresh immediacy.” Library Journal (starred review)
“A riveting story…Hunter’s writing on the human impact of climate change charges this slim poetic work of fiction with powerful dystopian weight. From refuge to redemption, from retreat to recovery, The End We Start From is an exquisite paean to how we come back from the times that challenge us all.” BookPage
“Told in a voice that is by turns meditative, desperate, and hopeful, this novel showcases Hunter’s considerable talents and range.” Publishers Weekly
“Through the narrator’s restrained, episodic, and suspenseful recounting, Hunter excels particularly in portraying both devastating calamity and the aspects of mothering that are unchanged by it…A uniquely intimate tale of motherhood amid catastrophe.” Booklist
“A haunting take on modern disaster…Prescient in its depiction of climate change induced catastrophe and timeless in its clear-eyed understanding of love.” Kirkus Reviews
“A moving, wistful, and compelling debut.” Jim Crace, author of Quarantine




Author Bio: Megan Hunter

Author Bio: Megan Hunter

Megan Hunter earned a BA in English literature from Sussex University and an MPhil in English literature from Jesus College, Cambridge. Her poetry has been short-listed for the Bridport Prize International Creative Writing Competition, and she was a finalist for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award with her short story “Selfing.”

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 2.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English