The Island at the End of the World

Sam Taylor (Author)


A chilling post-apocalyptic tale of how far a father will go to protect his children?from the author of The Amnesiac

In a world nearly destroyed by catastrophic floods, one family has been spared. Many years ago, as the waters rose, a father and his three children took to their ark and drifted to the safety of a small island. Life there is a quiet idyll of music and farming?and young Alice, Finn, and Daisy are grateful for their salvation?until the day a stranger swims ashore. A terrifyingly plausible adventure story, The Island at the End of the World is a mesmerizing novel from an exciting new writer.

Product Details

Penguin Group
Publish Date
August 01, 2009
4.92 X 7.94 X 0.6 inches | 0.0 pounds
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About the Author

Sam Taylor was born in 1970 and is the former pop culture correspondent for the Observer. He is the author of The Republic of Trees, The Island at the End of the World, and The Amnesiac, which both garnered rave reviews and critical acclaim. He lives in France with his young family.


" Cunningly crafted. . . . "The Island at the End of the World" manages to combine rollercoaster storytelling with a deep mythic quality . . . It's a powerful mystery story, but also a carefully observed book about the underbelly of family life."
-"The Observer" (London)

"This is a stew of imagery and emotion, not a million miles away from the bleak richness of Cormac McCarthy. . . . Something powerful lurks at the heart of "The Island at the End of the World"."
-"The Guardian" (London)