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Last Ones Left Alive

By Sarah Davis-Goff

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For fans of THE END WE START FROM and STATION 11, a brilliantly original imagining of a young woman's journey to discover her true identity, set in a post-apocalyptic Ireland

'Bleakly beautiful. A raw emotional depth-charge of a novel' MR Carey

LAST ONES LEFT ALIVE is the unputdownable debut novel from Sarah Davis-Goff, sure to grip readers of dystopian literary fiction such as STATION 11 or THE END WE START FROM.

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Raised by her mother and Maeve on Slanbeg, an island off the west coast of Ireland, Orpen has a childhood of love, rockpools and stories by the fireside. But the stories grow darker, and the training begins. Ireland has been devoured by a ravening menace known as the skrake, and though Slanbeg is safe for now, the women must always be ready to run, or to fight.

When Maeve is bitten, Orpen is faced with a dilemma: kill Maeve before her transformation is complete, or try to get help. So Orpen sets off, with Maeve in a wheelbarrow and her dog at her side, in the hope of finding other survivors, and a cure. It is a journey that will test Orpen to her limits, on which she will learn who she really is, who she really loves, and how to imagine a future in a world that ended before she was born.

Biographical Notes

Sarah Davis-Goff lives in Dublin and works in publishing - she is a 2018 Bookseller Rising Star. LAST ONES LEFT ALIVE is her first novel.

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  • ISBN: 9781472255204
  • Publication date: 07 Mar 2019
  • Page count: 288
  • Imprint: Tinder Press
A debut novel of jaw-dropping skill and immense power, a shimmering dystopian vision but also a lucid meditation on tenderness, intimacy and courage. From the get-go it gripped me, and since the last page I've been haunted — Joseph O'Connor
A triumph. A confident, assured debut from one of the most exciting new voices on the Irish literary scene — Louise O'Neill
I will be cursing Last Ones Left Alive for seriously troubling dreams for weeks to come — Patrick Gale
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