Just After the Wave

Sandrine Collette


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Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
5 March 2020
ISBN: 9781787702127
304 pages

From the publisher

A post-apocalyptic tale of environmental disaster and impossible choices


"A wrenching exploration of the consequences of survival." - Kirkus Reviews

"An engrossing fable in which families and societies unravel and are refashioned." - ForeWord Reviews

A small boat, alone on the furious ocean. A family stranded on an island, battered by waves on all sides. A decision which looms, unavoidable, on the horizon.
When a volcano collapses in the ocean and generates a tidal wave of biblical proportions, the world disappears around Louie, his parents and his eight siblings. Their house, perched on a summit, stands firm. A far as the eye can see there is only silver water shaken, like jolts of rage, by violent storms. It is shaken by violent storms, like jolts of rage.
A remarkable story of destruction, resilience, love, and the invisible but powerful links that bind a family together.

"Just After the Wave is a fable for today, as well as a wrenching story of love and survival. Sandrine Collette has reached deep into past fairy tales and modern reality to create a novel that's a stunning, resonant wake-up call." - Shelf Awareness