We Are Unprepared

A Novel

by Meg Little Reilly

On Sale: 08/30/2016

We Are Unprepared

A Novel

by Meg Little Reilly

On Sale: 08/30/2016


About the Book

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

Critical Praise

"Timely and terrifying." -Publishers Weekly

"We Are Unprepared might be in the vanguard of tales that deal with the consequences of human-caused climate change. As such, it is an admirable example of the genre."- BookPage

"Part environmental thriller, part exploration of marriage, this novel reveals the psychological storm that lies underneath the tranquil New England façade ready to sweep us into tribal life."–Joseph Monninger, award-winning author of Eternal on the Water

"Any book group will have lots to discuss here." -Library Journal

"Frightening, fascinating, all too possible."- Paula Treick DeBoard, author of The Drowning Girls

"Reilly shows the costs of ignoring major problems- whether in a marriage, government, infrastructure, or the environment." -Booklist

"Reilly gives us one heckuva ride... Cli-fi novels don't get much better than this."--Dan Bloom, The Cli-Fi Report
–Dan Bloom, The Cli-Fi Report

This terrifying glance into the relentless power of one superstorm...will send a literary jolt through any reader's imagination."- Redbook

"An emotional and captivating journey."- Buzzfeed

"An entertainingly delicious read that doubles as a sociology class."--PopSugar -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780778319436
  • ISBN 10: 0778319431
  • Imprint: MIRA
  • On Sale: 08/30/2016
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Dystopian
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Disaster
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce

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