From two-time Carnegie Medal–winner Patrick Ness comes an
enthralling and provocative new novel chronicling the life—or perhaps
afterlife—of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world.
A boy named Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final
moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He
is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers
dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he here?
And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived
as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to
America. But the neighborhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in
dust, and completely abandoned. What’s going on? And why is it that whenever he
closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real
than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he
might not be alone, that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that
there might be more than just this … Download and start listening now!