By Sarah Perry
Longlisted for the mum or dad First ebook Award
Winner of the East Anglian e-book of the yr Award 2014
One scorching summer's day, John Cole makes a decision to depart his existence at the back of.
He shuts up the book shop nobody ever involves and drives out of London. whilst his motor vehicle breaks down and he turns into misplaced on an remoted highway, he is going trying to find aid, and stumbles into the grounds of a grand yet dilapidated condominium.
Its citizens welcome him with open fingers - yet there's extra to this unusual group than meets the attention. all of them recognize him by way of identify, they've ready a room for him, and declare to were watching for him all alongside.
As nights and days cross John unearths himself drawn right into a baffling menagerie. there's Hester, their matriarchal, controlling host; Alex and Claire, siblings filled with child-like ask yourself and delusions; the mercurial Eve; Elijah - a faithless former preacher haunted via the Bible; and chain-smoking Walker, wreathed in smoke and hostility. who're those humans? And what do they intend for John?
Elegant, lightly sinister and psychologically advanced, After Me Comes The Flood is a haunting and hypnotic debut novel by means of a super new voice.
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It has been observed (Dureau de Lamalle, ap. Langen) that Achelous is not one of the monstra defeated by Hercules; but neither were the Marathonian bull and the Minotaur endangering the world like the monsters eliminated by Hercules. So all in all, the best interpretation is the one proposed by Strand and Adamietz, namely that VF had in mind the Cretan bull, tamed by Hercules, and Achelous, and that he wished to sketch an overall impression of Hercules’ activities, with a view to parallelizing Jason with that great hero.
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After Me Comes the Flood by Sarah Perry