Leave the World Behind, by Rumaan Alam

Escaping to Long Island is never far enough for next to nothing. You can be an advantage if you just try to de-stress after a tough week of battle in New York City; but it is a bad plan if it is an end of the world, an apocalypse or whatever happens when the strangest things start to happen ...

Amanda and Clay head to a remote corner of Long Island with the idea of ​​taking a break from their busy life in New York: a weekend respite in a luxury home with their son and daughter. However, the spell is broken at dawn, when Ruth and GH, an older couple, knock on the door: they are the owners of the house and have shown there in a panic with the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. town.

Suddenly, the two families begin to witness strange phenomena of nature, like a herd of deer that flees in terror and wreaks havoc in the garden. The typical shrillness of life that predicts unexpected events for which no one is prepared in this society of ours, drugged by the supposed well-being and the idea that everything is infinite.

Without reaching, or perhaps yes, the finalist stage of Kim Stanley Robinson in New York 2140, Rumaan Alam pulls old climatic dilemmas and current zoonotic approaches to give that final brushstroke on a world that right now and on many occasions, seems to get out of hand, that no longer belongs to us, that certainly threatens us after not knowing how to live together at…

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