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Leave the World Behind



by
Rumaan Alam

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Ecco (Adult)
Imprint
Print
ISBN
9780062667632

Awards and Honors
2020 National Book Award Shortlist for Fiction
2020 Booklist Editor's Choice in Adult Books
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Language: Strong Language , Violence: Graphic Descriptions
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A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong.

Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they’ve rented for the week. But with a late-night knock on the door, the spell is broken. Ruth and G. H., an older couple who claim to own the home, have arrived there in a panic. These strangers say that a sudden blackout has swept New York, and—with nowhere else to turn—they’ve come to the country in search of shelter.

But with the TV and internet down, and no cell phone service, the facts are unknowable. Should Amanda and Clay trust this intruding couple—and vice versa? What has happened back in New York? Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe from each other?

Suspenseful and provocative, Rumaan Alam’s third novel is keenly attuned to the complexities of parenthood, race, and class. Leave the World Behind explores how our closest bonds are reshaped—and unexpected new ones are forged—in moments of crisis.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Language: Strong Language , Violence: Graphic Descriptions

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

256

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Feb 2021

Book Genres

Fiction

Topics

Family vacations. Married people. Electric power failures. Blackouts. Strangers. New York City. Long Island, New York.

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