When a deadly pandemic spreads across the globe, two siblings face the ultimate choice: Stay and die, or run and survive. From the New York Times bestselling author of Hell of a Book.
Twins Virginia and Tommy Matthews have been on their own since they were orphaned at the age of five. Twelve years later, the world begins to collapse around them as a deadly contagion steadily wipes out entire populations and a devastating world war rages on. When Tommy is drafted for the war, the twins are faced with a choice: accept their fate of almost certain death or dodge the draft. Virginia and Tommy flee into the dark night.
Armed with only a pistol and their fierce will to survive, the twins set forth in search of a new beginning. Tommy and Virginia must navigate the dangers and wonders of this changed world. But how far will they get before the demons of their past catch up with them?
- Hardback | 336 pages
- 160 x 234 x 36mm | 454g
- 15 May 2018
- Park Row
- Original ed.
"Mott turns phrases with poetic grace....The Returned pulses with life." -Entertainment Weekly
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"In his exceptional debut novel, poet Mott brings drama, pathos, joy horror, and redemption to a riveting tale." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Beautifully written and emotionally astute.... a breathtaking novel that navigates emotional minefields with realism and grace." --Kirkus (starred review)
"A deft meditation on loss." --Aimee Bender, New York Times bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
"An extraordinary and beautifully realized novel. My spine is still shivering. Wow." --Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling author of The Monster of Florence
"White-hot debut." --Entertainment Weekly, Summer Must List
"An impressive debut novel." --USA Today