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The End We Start From

Megan Hunter

In the midst of a mysterious environmental crisis, and as London is submerged below flood waters, a woman gives birth to her first child, Z. Days later, the family are forced to leave their home in search of safety. 

The End We Start From is a deeply moving account by Megan Hunter of the first months of motherhood, but in a terrifying setting: a familiar world made unstable, the UK turned into a place of danger, its inhabitants become refugees. As the narrator and her baby move from place to place, shelter to shelter, the story traces both fear (abandonment, hunger, sleeplessness) and wonder, as Z's small fists grasp at the first colours he sees, as he grows and stretches, thriving and content against all the odds.

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781509839100
Published: 18/05/2017

Megan Hunter

Megan Hunter

Megan Hunter was born in Manchester in 1984, and now lives in Cambridge with her young family. She has a BA in English Literature from Sussex University, and an MPhil in English Literature: Criticism and Culture from Jesus College, Cambridge. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize.

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