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Last Ones Left Alive

(2019)
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Last Ones Left Alive is the enthralling debut novel from Sarah Davis-Goff, sure to grip listeners of dystopian literary fiction such as Station 11 or The End We Start From.

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Raised by her mother and Maeve on Slanbeg, an island off the west coast of Ireland, Orpen has a childhood of love, rockpools and stories by the fireside. But the stories grow darker, and the training begins. Ireland has been devoured by a ravening menace known as the skrake, and though Slanbeg is safe for now, the women must always be ready to run, or to fight.

When Maeve is bitten, Orpen is faced with a dilemma: kill Maeve before her transformation is complete, or try to get help. So Orpen sets off, with Maeve in a wheelbarrow and her dog at her side, in the hope of finding other survivors and a cure. It is a journey that will test Orpen to her limits, on which she will learn who she really is, who she really loves and how to imagine a future in a world that ended before she was born.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Bleakly beautiful. A raw emotional depth charge of a novel." - M R Carey

"I will be cursing Last Ones Left Alive for seriously troubling dreams for weeks to come." - Patrick Gale

"Beautifully written and terrifying. 'Last Ones Left Alive' will leave you reeling, not only from its originality and searing vision, but also from the humanity of the relationships portrayed." - Kate Hamer

"Last Ones Left Alive gripped me as much by the heart as it did by the throat. A stormer of a debut, Davis-Goff has created an urgent, assured, terrifying tale of destruction, humanity, and love." - Kiran Millwood Hargrave

"A riveting novel. It reminded me that even in the darkest times, love and human decency can survive." - Eowyn Ivey

"LAST ONES LEFT ALIVE combines the spare poetry of THE ROAD with the dizzying pace of 28 DAYS LATER. A beautiful book, lyrical in its violence, painting in vivid strokes the joy and brutality of the human experience. An original, brilliant take on the end of the world." - Jennie Melamed

"A debut novel of jaw-dropping skill and immense power, a shimmering dystopian vision but also a lucid meditation on tenderness, intimacy and courage. From the get-go it gripped me, and since the last page I've been haunted." - Joseph O'Connor

"Kept me up until 2am. A triumph. A confident, assured debut from one of the most exciting new voices on the Irish literary scene." - Louise O'Neill

"This dystopian future Ireland will unnerve and intrigue and thrill readers everywhere." - Donal Ryan

"Davis-Goff has crafted a beautiful, lyrical, and guttural examination of what it takes to love and survive in a world shaped by loss and violence. This is a magnetic novel pulsing with life. It is truly remarkable and unforgettable." - Sarah Schmidt


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August 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Last Ones Left Alive: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Davis-Goff
ISBN: 1-250-23522-7 / 978-1-250-23522-0 (USA edition)
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Title: Last Ones Left Alive: The 'fiercely feminist, highly imaginative debut' - Observer
Author(s): Sarah Davis-Goff
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February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Last Ones Left Alive: The 'fiercely feminist, highly imaginative debut' - Observer
Author(s): Sarah Davis-Goff
ISBN: 1-4722-5523-2 / 978-1-4722-5523-5 (UK edition)
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March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Last Ones Left Alive: The 'fiercely feminist, highly imaginative debut' - Observer
Author(s): Sarah Davis-Goff
ISBN: 1-4722-5519-4 / 978-1-4722-5519-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tinder Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


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August 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Last Ones Left Alive: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Davis-Goff
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March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Last Ones Left Alive
Author(s): Sarah Davis-Goff
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March 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Last Ones Left Alive
Author(s): Sarah Davis-Goff
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March 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Last Ones Left Alive
Author(s): Sarah Davis-Goff
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Kindle Editions

August 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Last Ones Left Alive: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Davis-Goff
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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March 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Last Ones Left Alive: The 'fiercely feminist, highly imaginative debut' - Observer
Author(s): Sarah Davis-Goff
Publisher: Tinder Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU