What if the bomb had
actually been dropped? What if your family was the only one with a shelter?
It’s the summer of 1962, the possibility of nuclear war is
all anyone talks about. But Scott’s dad is the only one in the neighborhood who
actually prepares for the worst. As the neighbors scoff, he builds a bomb
shelter to hold his family and stocks it with just enough supplies to keep the
four of them alive for two critical weeks. In the middle of the night in late
October, when the unthinkable happens, those same neighbors force their way
into the shelter before Scott’s dad can shut the door. With not enough room,
not enough food, and not enough air, life inside the shelter is filthy, physically
draining, and emotionally fraught. But even worse is the question of what
will—and won’t—remain when the door is opened again.
Internationally bestselling author Todd Strasser has
written his most impressive and personal novel to date, ruthlessly yet
sensitively exploring the terrifying what-ifs of one of the most explosive
moments in human history. Download and start listening now!