The Island at the End of the World

Sam Taylor
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A beautiful, unusual and profound fable from the author of The Republic of Trees.

Eight-year-old Finn lives with his father, Pa, and sisters Alice and Daisy on the wreck of an ark on a remote and isolated island. The last remaining survivors of the flood, they rely on this tight-knit family unit for emotional and practical support. For Finn, the island and his relationship with Pa encompass his entire world. But Alice - a teenager growing increasingly frustrated and suspicious of the stories Pa tells of their past - begins despairingly to seek contact with the outside world. And when a boy, a stranger, is washed up on the shore, it appears they may not be alone after all. The Island at the End of the World is a deeply unnerving and beautifully written exploration of family, reality and fiction, and the baffling nature of the adult world through the eyes of children.

Author bio:

Sam Taylor was born in 1970 and is the former pop culture correspondent for the Observer. He lives in France with his young family.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9780571240517
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Fiction
Pub Date: February 2009
Page Extent: 224
Format: Paperback - C format
Age: 0 - 0
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Subject: Fiction & related items

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