The End We Start From by Megan Hunter. Published by Grove Atlantic

I love the idea of this book more than the actual finished product. Water levels are rising, quickly, and residents must flee London immediately. A woman, her new-born son and husband leave for his parents home on higher ground, but it seems no matter where they go, the water follows them. It was hard to develop any empathy for the characters, there wasn’t really any development there, and each character is known only by an initial, R or N, even the baby is just Z. My other issue with this story is the length; it’s very short, novella length at best, and this was a story that deserved a much larger stage.

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