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We Are Unprepared

A gripping domestic drama

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Description

Meg Little Reilly places a young couple in harm’s way—both literally and emotionally—as they face a cataclysmic storm that threatens to decimate their Vermont town, and the Eastern Seaboard in her penetrating debut novel, WE ARE UNPREPARED.

Ash and Pia move from hipster Brooklyn to rustic Vermont in search of a more authentic life. But just months after settling in, the forecast of a superstorm disrupts their dream. Fear of an impending disaster splits their tight-knit community and exposes the cracks in their marriage. Where Isole was once a place of old farm families, rednecks and transplants, it now divides into paranoid preppers, religious fanatics and government tools, each at odds about what course to take.

WE ARE UNPREPARED is an emotional journey, a terrifying glimpse into the human costs of our changing earth and, ultimately, a cautionary tale of survival and the human

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 04, 2016 – In her debut novel, Reilly offers a timely and terrifying, if at times heavy-handed, vision of impending climate-change-triggered devastation, both environmental and interpersonal. In their mid-30s, Ash and his wife, Pia, feel they've outgrown the self-conscious artifice of their hipster lives in Brooklyn. So they retreat to Ash's native Vermont, purchasing a secluded woodland home and embarking on what they hope is a simpler life. But the couple's personal worries and disputes over failing to conceive a child soon pale in comparison to their much deeper conflicts prompted by a looming weather event dubbed simply the Storm. Pia feels great kinship with the local survivalist "prepper" movement, while Ash puts his faith in the systems set up by his newly reclaimed community. After months of increasingly bizarre and unpredictable weather, the couple's relationship (not to mention their respective preparations) are put to a dramatic test. Although the narrative tends to lapse into preachy philosophizing, the situations Reilly describes seem unsettlingly plausible (even if the meteorologists of the near future seem to possess uncannily prescient forecasting skills). Ultimately, Ash's story points to human connection, rather than radical isolationism, as the key to surviving a crisis, a message that will uplift readers.

Customer Reviews

We were unprepared

I did not like this book. Main character was silly, lazy and fickle. I would not recommend

We Are Unprepared
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  • $8.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Literary
  • Published: Sep 01, 2016
  • Publisher: MIRA
  • Seller: Harlequin Sales Corporation
  • Print Length: 400 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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