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Michaelides seems also to be dipping into the world of Edgar Allan Poe, offering an unreliable narrator who feels more like a literary exercise. Katie forages, hunts the surviving animal population, and provides for Harry, who was born after the storm, and who has never left their little home. Not Alone is the story of the harrowing journey of a mother and son, fighting for survival and a future, in a world ravaged by environmental disaster. Through Katie’s eyes, he’s nothing but a threat, but there are degrees of ambiguity to how threatening he really is. The more recent ones I've read focused on hurricanes and flooding, so it was a fresh change to bring plastics into the mix.

The details and descriptions were incredible, as though the author had experienced the events herself. She decides to take Harry from all he’s ever known and go on a journey to attempt to find Jack and make a better life for Harry.

Jackson combines beautiful language, palm-sweating adventure, and a deep, true-to-life parent-child bond that transcends its postapocalyptic setting, in a debut that emphasizes the importance of relationships, trust, and sustainability today. Five years after a toxic microplastics storm killed most of the population, Katie remains in her one-bedroom flat with her young son, Harry, only venturing outside to forage and hunt.

Confined to their small flat, and only facing the hazards of the outside world to hunt and to forage for food. Her job has taken her all around the UK, scrambling through woodland, paddling up rivers, squelching through… More about Sarah K. I really find it beyond belief that a landcruiser smashed into barricades, houses and regularly submerged and filled with old polluted fuel could make it past the M25.This felt so very claustrophobic, and while I can’t say I had a ‘good’ time with this, I did find it a powerful read. After a microplastic storm devastates the world and leaves Katie and her five-year-old son Harry as two of the few survivors in England, they must learn to live in isolation. She's creepily jealous and possessive of her son when an older grandmotherly woman offers to watch him for her and tries to prevent anyone from telling her kid anything about the world. In a world very close to our own, a mother and her young son desperately fend for themselves in the confinement of their one bedroom flat.

If the MC had trained him not to be afraid of the dark, if he had learned to live with hunger and thirst and put his mask and boots on at all times, and be afraid of the dirt and the water instead of these imaginary fucking “nasties”. After a huge microplastic storm separated her and her lover and killed countless people, all she knows is how to survive--and resources are depleting.It's something all parents can relate to, as so many of us worry about the world our children are going to inherit. It's believable, which makes it slightly horrifying, but believable doesn't just mean the way in which the planet is fucked because of our in/actions, it also means that the will to survive, the drive to connect and protect, remains just as present in this tragic future as it does now.

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