The highly anticipated new novel from Rumaan Alam, Leave the World Behind, is due to come out next month.
The suspenseful and provocative story explores the complexities of parenthood, race, and class whilst showing us how the connections we have with other people are reshaped during moments of crisis.
A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong.
Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they’ve rented for the week. But a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. Ruth and G. H. are an older black couple—it’s their house, and they’ve arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area—with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service—it’s hard to know what to believe.
Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple—and vice versa? What happened back in New York? Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe from one another?
Leave the World Behind is due to be released on October 6th, 2020, published by Ecco.
You can pre-order your copy of this emotionally charged book by clicking on the image – you don’t want to miss it.