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About the Author
Louise Brealey studied history at Cambridge University before studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Manhattan, New York City. On television, she appeared in the long-running medical drama Casualty on BBC One in 2002, appearing in ninety six episodes. Afterwards, she appeared in the BBC serialization of Charles Dickens' Bleak House, as well as Hotel Babylon, Law and Order: UK, Ripper Street, and in all series of Sherlock as Molly Hooper.
Strange and powerful, and very apt for these uncertain times. I was moved, terrified, uplifted-sometimes all three at once.-- "Tracy Chevalier, New York Times bestselling author"
The real strength of this wonderfully earthy novel is in its sharpened lens on motherhood's apocalyptic-feeling joys and terrors, and how they can form an all-encompassing world.-- "Vogue"
A new take on the [dystopian] genre, this startling debut combines utter despair with the reality of family life.-- "Elle (UK)"
Virginia Woolf does cli-fi.-- "Independent (UK)"
Poetic and succinct...Hunter's is an uncommon disaster tale-lovely, intimate, and foreboding.-- "Forword Reviews"
[Hunter's] beautiful prose is spare, yet able to conjure every emotion in the reader from terror to wonder. A stunning achievement.-- "Bookseller (UK)"
The story may seem familiar...but debut novelist Hunter's spare prose and luminous writing give it a fresh immediacy.-- "Library Journal (starred review)"
A riveting story...Hunter's writing on the human impact of climate change charges this slim poetic work of fiction with powerful dystopian weight. From refuge to redemption, from retreat to recovery, The End We Start From is an exquisite paean to how we come back from the times that challenge us all.-- "BookPage"
Told in a voice that is by turns meditative, desperate, and hopeful, this novel showcases Hunter's considerable talents and range.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Through the narrator's restrained, episodic, and suspenseful recounting, Hunter excels particularly in portraying both devastating calamity and the aspects of mothering that are unchanged by it...A uniquely intimate tale of motherhood amid catastrophe.-- "Booklist"
A haunting take on modern disaster...Prescient in its depiction of climate change induced catastrophe and timeless in its clear-eyed understanding of love.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
A moving, wistful, and compelling debut.-- "Jim Crace, author of Quarantine"