The End We Start from Lib/E

Megan Hunter (Author) Louise Brealey (Read by)
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Product Details

Blackstone Publishing
Publish Date
November 07, 2017
6.1 X 1.2 X 6.7 inches | 0.8 pounds
Compact Disc

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About the Author

MEGAN HUNTER's first novel, The End We Start From, was published in 2017 in the UK, US, and Canada, and has been translated into eight languages. It was shortlisted for Novel of the Year at the Books Are My Bag Awards, longlisted for the Aspen Words Prize, was a Barnes and Noble Discover Awards finalist and won the Foreword Reviews Editor's Choice Award. Her poetry, short fiction and non-fiction has appeared in The White Review, the TLS, Literary Hub, BOMB Magazine and elsewhere. Her second novel, The Harpy, will be published in 2020.

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"