When the Lights Go Out

£8.99

If you believe your world is going to end, how should you live? And what if, while preparing for disaster, you unwittingly precipitate it? While Emma Abram prepares for Christmas, her husband Chris frets about starvation and societal collapse. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Chris has turned off the heating. He treks his sons across the Moss in the drubbing rain. And he has other plans that, if voiced, Emma would surely veto. But it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. Emma longs to lower a rope and winch Chris from the pit of his worries. But he doesn’t want to be rescued or even reassured – he wants to pull her in after him.

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‘A powerful and truthful story about hope and how to find it’ The Times
‘A gem of a book’ Emily Maitlis

Emma’s husband Chris is fretting about starvation and societal collapse. He’s turned off the heating and is stockpiling off-label medicines and tins of baked beans.

Chris, certain that society will soon spiral to its doom, finds Emma’s optimism exasperating. Emma finds Chris’s obsession with disaster relentless. She’s beginning to wonder whether relationships, like mortgages, should be conducted in five-year increments. But when Chris’s mother turns up for a visit, the cracks begin to show. Will Emma and Chris be able to find their way back to each other?

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Weight 0.238 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 2 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

327

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K