After the Flood

After the Flood

A little more than a century from now, our world has been utterly transformed. After years of slowly overtaking the continent, rising floodwaters have obliterated America’s great coastal cities and then its heartland, leaving nothing but an archipelago of mountaintop colonies surrounded by a deep expanse of open water.

Stubbornly independent Myra and her precocious seven-year-old daughter, Pearl, fish from their small boat, the Bird, visiting dry land only to trade for supplies and information in the few remaining outposts of civilization. For seven years, Myra has grieved the loss of her oldest daughter, Row, who was stolen by her father after a monstrous deluge overtook their home in Nebraska. Then, in a violent confrontation with a stranger, Myra suddenly discovers that Row was last seen in a far-off encampment near the Arctic Circle. Throwing aside her usual caution, Myra and Pearl embark on a perilous voyage into the icy northern seas, hoping against hope that Row will still be there.

On their journey, Myra and Pearl join forces with a larger ship and Myra finds herself bonding with her fellow seekers who hope to build a safe haven together in this dangerous new world. But secrets, lust, and betrayals threaten their dream, and after their fortunes take a shocking—and bloody—turn, Myra can no longer ignore the question of whether saving Row is worth endangering Pearl and her fellow travelers.

A compulsively readable novel of dark despair and soaring hope, After the Flood is a magnificent, action packed, and sometimes frightening odyssey laced with wonder—an affecting and wholly original saga both redemptive and astonishing.

Title:After the Flood
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  • Chelsea Humphrey

    Happy Pub Day!!!"Children think we make them, but we don't. They exist somewhere else, before us, before time. They come into the world and make us. They make us by breaking us first."After sitting on...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Hey, my new nickname is FOUCAULT PENDELUM after finishing this book because when it came to give the stars, I started swing back and forth between THREE AND FOUR, THREE AND FOUR… Oh, this churning i...

  • Charlotte May

    "From the water we came and to the water we will return, our lungs always hungering for air, but our hearts beating like waves." I really enjoyed this novel based on what the world could be like when...

  • etherealfire

    I won this ARC in a Goodreads giveaway; many thanks to the publisher, author and Goodreads for this opportunity. This was a gut-wrenching read full of compelling, desperate, broken characters grapplin...

  • Diane S ?

    It has happened. The climate change the scientists have been warning us about for years. The incessant rain has eliminated all our coastal cities. Climate refugees are heading for the middle of the co...

  • Berit???

    Kassandra Montag’s debut was evocative, raw, and atmospheric. It is 100 years in the future and the world has flooded, the only habitable land are the mountain peaks. Myra and her daughter Pearl are...

  • Kelly

    A promising premise that does not deliver.(Full disclosure: I received a free e-ARC for review through Edelweiss. Trigger warning for rape, kidnapping, human trafficking, suicide, and drug use.) This ...

  • JanB

    3.5 starsIn this remarkable debut, most of the earth is covered by water after years of devastating flooding. Livable land is minimal and raider ships, along with breeding ships, are a constant danger...

  • Larry H

    "When I think of those days, of losing the people I've loved, I think of how my loneliness deepened, like being lowered into a well, water rising around me as I clawed at the stone walls, reaching for...

  • NZLisaM

    You wouldn't want to be stranded at sea with this snooze-fest Bleak, bland, and pointless!So apparently the seafloor split, and water from beneath the earth slowly rose up, and over the next estimated...