Leave the world behind / Rumaan Alam.
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16 current holds with 3 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Barnesville Public Library||ALA (Text)||33500013294533||New||On holds shelf||-|
|LARL Cataloging||LARL80218 (Text)||LARL80218||New||On order||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||ALA (Text)||33500013294541||New||Checked out||11/07/2020|
- ISBN: 9780062667632
- ISBN: 0062667637
- Physical Description: 241 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 
- Copyright: ©2020
Amanda and Clay head to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they've rented for the week. The houseowners, Ruth and G. H., arrive in the middle of the night in a panic. They say a sudden blackout has swept the city: the TV and internet are down, and no cell phone service. Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a safe place for their families? And are they safe from one other? -- adapted from jacket
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 September #1
*Starred Review* Amanda and Craig and their children, Archie and Rose, hope to leave their troubles behind as they vacation in a remote Long Island cottage. But the world has a way of finding you. Barely a day into their vacation, the house's owners come knocking. Panicked by a total blackout in Manhattan, where they usually reside, Ruth and G. H. are seeking refuge in their other home. As if to confirm the couple's unease, unsettling eventsâflamingos flying in the woods, an earth-shattering noise invading the saturated summer silenceâtranspire. As they do, Alam (That Kind of Mother, 2018) brilliantly captures the shift in dynamics between the two families, from apprehension about each other to a collective front against an external entity. The narrative's increasing tempo expertly dives into subtle yet incisive intersections between class and race, since the vacationers are white, and G. H. and Ruth are Black. Alam's novel lobs a series of unsettling questions: How will we react to the next nebulous horror? How will we parent? What will we define as home? "Home was just where you were, in the end. It was just the place where you found yourself," thinks Rose. In a world constantly on edge, this will have to pass for consolation. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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