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Leave the world behind : a novel / Rumaan Alam.

Alam, Rumaan, (author.).
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Location: Stoney Creek PAPERBACKS PAB ALA
Barcode: 30731101215154
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 9780062667632
  • ISBN: 0062667637
  • ISBN: 9780063076877
  • ISBN: 006307687X
  • Physical Description: 241 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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Amanda and Clay head 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. The houseowners, Ruth and G. H., arrive in the middle of the night in a panic. They say a sudden blackout has swept the city: the TV and internet are down, and no cell phone service. Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a safe place for their families? And are they safe from one other? -- adapted from jacket
A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong. From the bestselling author of Rich and Pretty comes a suspenseful and provocative novel 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. 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 a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. Ruth and G. H. are an older couple--it's their house, and they've arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area--with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service--it's hard to know what to believe. Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple--and vice versa? What happened back in New York? Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe from one other? -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Families > Fiction.
Electric power failures > Fiction.
Social classes > Fiction.
Trust > Fiction.
United States > Race relations > Fiction.
Long Island (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Trust > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction).
Suspense fiction.
Fictional Work
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