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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Features
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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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Eligible for Family Library

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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.
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