As If I Were A River
- LONGLISTED: Not the Booker Prize 2016
- NetGalley Top 10 Book of the Month: May 2016
- Book Magnet Blog Top 20 Book of 2016
Do we live the lives we want to or the ones that just happen to us?
Kate’s life is falling apart. Her husband has vanished without a trace – just like her mother did.
Laura’s going to do something that’s going to change her family’s life forever – but she can’t stop herself.
Una’s keeping secrets – but for how much longer?
As If I Were A River tells the interconnected stories of these three women – the lies they tell, the secrets they keep, the love they feel. It is a story of buried secrets, and of finding the courage to question the life you lead.
Are we forever shaped by our past, or can we find redemption in making our own future?
England, 2073. The UK has been cut off from the rest of the world and ravaged by environmental disasters. Small pockets of survivors live in isolated communities with no electricity, communications or transportation, eating only what they can hunt and grow.
Evie is a herbalist, living in a future that’s more like the past, and she’s fighting for her life. The young people of this post-apocalyptic world have cobbled together a new religion, based on medieval superstitions, and they are convinced she’s a witch. Their leader? Evie’s own grandson.
Weaving between Evie’s current world and her activist past, her tumultuous relationships and the terrifying events that led to the demise of civilised life, Remember Tomorrow is a beautifully written, disturbing and deeply moving portrait of an all-too-possible dystopian world, with a chilling warning at its heart.