After Me Comes the Flood

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5.4 X 8.0 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

SARAH PERRY is the author of the memoir After the Eclipse, which was named a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, a Poets & Writers Notable Nonfiction Debut, and a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. Perry is the recipient of the 2018 Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award and a fellowship from the Edward F. Albee Foundation. She holds an M.F.A. in nonfiction from Columbia University and is currently teaching in the graduate program in Creative Writing at the University of North Texas.


"Like Shirley Jackson, Carmen Maria Machado, and other evocative masters of the gothic, Perry circles closer to answers without ever dispelling the magic that holds her narrative in breathless suspense. A mysterious fable about honesty and deceit, love and self-loathing, and our sometimes-doomed quests for inner peace."
--Kirkus Reviews
"A beautiful, dream-like, unsettling narrative in which every word, like a small jewel, feels carefully chosen, considered and placed. Rarely do debut novels come as assured and impressive as this one."--Sarah Waters
"A dark, marvelous novel...pour yourself a cool drink and bask in a dazzling new writing talent."--Daily Telegraph
"Deeply creepy and startlingly well-written."--Times Literary Supplement
"Inexplicably gripping from the first page ...a hypnotic performance with an understated, dreamlike conviction."--Sunday Times
"A taut summer thriller."--Harper's Bazaar
"Will haunt the reader long after the final page."--Guardian
"An original and haunting book...a mix of elegant, alluring, but subtly sinister characters...a talented writer."--Daily Mail (UK)
"Perry's work harnesses the mythic power of religious and historical texts to lend weight and wonderment...she is adept at peeling back the skin to reveal a detailed anatomy of psychological motivation...A gripping, memorable, impressive debut."--Independent on Sunday (UK)
"Impressive....Casts a spell that is at once sinister and seductive...We search for our own meaning while succumbing to Perry's elegant prose and dark magic."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Atmospheric, haunting, disturbing."--Wall Street Journal