Everything That Follows: A Novel

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CAUGHT IN THE BACKWASH, THEY HAVE LOST CONTROL OF THEIR LIVES…

For fans of Megan Abbott and Chris Bohjalian comes a novel of moral complexity about friends who must choose between self-preservation and doing the right thing in the wake of a fatal boating accident. Set in the moody off-season of Martha’s Vineyard, Everything That Follows is a plunge into the dark waters of secrets and flexible morals. The truth becomes whatever we say it is…

Around midnight, three friends take their partying from bar to boat on a misty fall evening. Just as the weather deteriorates, one of them suddenly and confusingly goes overboard. Is it an accident? The result of an unwanted advance? His body disappears quickly, silently, into the dark water. The circumstances are murky, but what is clear is that the other two need to notify the authorities. Minutes become hours become days as they hesitate, caught up in their guilt and hope that their friend has somehow made it safely to shore. As valuable time passes, they find themselves deep in a moral morass with huge implications as they struggle to move forward and live with their dark secret.
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About the author

Meg Little Reilly is the author of the novels EVERYTHING THAT FOLLOWS and WE ARE UNPREPARED. She's a public radio commentator, essayist, and outdoors enthusiast. Prior to writing novels, Meg worked in national politics and the White House. She holds a B.A. from the University of Vermont and an M.A. from the George Washington University. These days, she lives in rural Vermont with her husband and two daughters.

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Publisher
MIRA
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Published on
May 1, 2018
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781488079412
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Sagas
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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« Roman engagé sur l’urgence de la question climatique, Les Tempêtes est aussi, sous la plume de Meg Little Reilly « Une déclaration d’amour aux forêts », lacs et clairières de son Vermont natal. » Le Monde des Livres
Fuir ou ne pas fuir ? Radioscopie d’un couple en veille de tempête.
Ash et Pia ont choisi de mener une vie différente. Quitter leur petit confort de Brooklyn, ce quotidien de trentenaires arty. Acheter une jolie maison dans le Vermont. Rêver ensemble à de nouveaux projets devant des paysages à couper le souffle.
Mais leur greendream s’annonce de courte durée, menacé par l’annonce « des Tempêtes », un événement climatique sans précédent. Face à ce réveil de la nature, plus indomptable et imprévisible que jamais, les réactions humaines sont aussi variées que les caractères. Et devant l’inéluctabilité d’une catastrophe écologique, dans l’attente d’une possible fin du monde, l’union de Ash et Pia, peu à peu, se désagrège.
Ancienne du gouvernement Obama, Meg Little Reilly livre ici une ode à la nature, interrogation sur un futur pas si improbable, et magnifique radioscopie du couple.

L’auteur
Ancienne du gouvernement Obama, Meg Little Reilly a également œuvré pour l’EDF (Environmental Defense Fund), une organisation accréditée par l’ONU et agissant dans le domaine de la protection environnementale. Passionnée par l’écriture et les questions concernant l’avenir de notre planète, son premier roman est le reflet de ses engagements.
Four stories about the relationships that define a life, making it greater than the sum of its parts. Chosen for your enjoyment by the editors at MIRA Books, and available for the first time in a value-added box set.

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When the fading matriarch of a wealthy New Orleans family seeks out journalist Phillip Benedict, he’s intrigues but wonders why she chose him to reveal her secrets to. Though Phillip thinks he’s ready for anything Aurore Gerritsen might say, nothing can prepare him for the impact of her shocking revelations about the long chain of dramatic and violent events that formed her past.

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Kate and Hannah have been as close as sisters since the fifth grade, so when Hannah is devastated by the news she will likely never get pregnant, Kate has a solution for her best friend: she offers to be a surrogate, using her own eggs. The two families embark on an incredible journey toward parenthood…until a devastating tragedy puts everything these women have worked toward at risk of falling apart.

WE ARE UNPREPARED by acclaimed author Meg Little Reilly

Ash and Pia move from hipster Brooklyn to rustic Vermont in search of a more authentic life. But just months after settling in, the forecast of a superstorm disrupts their dream. Fear of an impending disaster splits their tight-knit community and exposes the cracks in their marriage. Where the town was once a place of old farm families, rednecks and transplants, it now divides into paranoid preppers, religious fanatics and government tools, each at odds about what course to take.
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