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The Stranding: THE CAPTIVATING WORD OF MOUTH HIT

Kate Sawyer

8 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Science fiction

A heartbreaking novel of love, loss and hope about a woman who hides from the end of the world in the belly of a whale.

'GORGEOUS and original and captivating' - Marian Keyes, international bestselling author of Grown Ups

'A breathtaking book about relationships, love and human resilience' - Lex Croucher, author of Reputation

'Original, visceral, rich with themes of refuge and redemption, it's a beautifully imagined story about the hiding places in our hearts and minds' Emma Stonex, author of The Lamplighters

'I didn't want this book to end. It blew me away, and moved me beyond belief' - Bryony Gordon, author of Mad Girl

HER WORLD FELL TO PIECES.

FROM THE BONES SHE BUILT A NEW LIFE.

Ruth lives in the heart of the city. Working, drinking, falling in love: the rhythm of her vivid and complicated life is set against a background hum of darkening news reports from which she deliberately turns away.

When a new romance becomes claustrophobic, Ruth chooses to leave behind the failing relationship, but also her beloved friends and family, and travels to the other side of the world in pursuit of her dream life working with whales in New Zealand.

But when Ruth arrives, the news cycle she has been ignoring for so long is now the new reality. Far from home and with no real hope of survival, she finds herself climbing into the mouth of a beached whale alongside a stranger. When she emerges, it is to a landscape that bears no relation to the world they knew before.

When all has been razed to the ground, what does it mean to build a life?

The Stranding is a story about the hope that can remain even when the world is changed beyond recognition.

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Praise for The Stranding: THE CAPTIVATING WORD OF MOUTH HIT

  • It's GORGEOUS and original and captivating . . . Beautiful writing and characters I cared for as if they were my own family - Marian Keyes, international bestselling author of Grown Ups

  • What a fabulous piece of storytelling. So original and compelling and Kate Sawyer writes like a dream - Julie Owen Moylan, author

  • The Stranding is a breathtaking book about relationships, love and human resilience at the end of the world; it's beautifully written and I know I'll be thinking about it for a very long time! - Lex Croucher, author of Reputation

  • Powerful, atmospheric and utterly transfixing - Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne

  • An extremely powerful, bold but unassuming book about connection, the planet, sexuality and family - Alice Ash, author of Paradise Block

  • Original, visceral, rich with themes of refuge and redemption, it's a beautifully imagined story about the hiding places in our hearts and minds - Emma Stonex, author of The Lamplighters.

  • I didn't want this book to end. It blew me away, and moved me beyond belief. I want to read it again and again and again - Bryony Gordon, author of Mad Girl

  • The Stranding is an original, compelling and brilliantly written story. I loved the dual timelines of 'before' and 'after' and could not put it down. It's a thought-provoking and timely read, about hope, survival and the human spirit - Aliya Ali-Afzal, author of Would I Lie To You

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Kate Sawyer

Kate Sawyer worked as an actor and producer before turning her hand to fiction. She has previously written for theatre and short-film. Having lived in South London for the best part of two decades she recently returned to East Anglia to have her first child as a solo mother by choice.

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