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After Me Comes the Flood

(2014)
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“A beautiful, dream-like, unsettling narrative in which every word, like a small jewel, feels carefully chosen, considered and placed. Rarely do debut novels come as assured and impressive as this one.” —Sarah Waters, New York Times bestselling author of The Paying Guests

Elegant, sinister and psychologically complex, After Me Comes the Flood is the haunting debut novel by the bestselling author of The Essex Serpent and Melmoth.

One hot summer’s day, John Cole decides to shut his bookshop early, and possibly forever, and drives out of London to see his brother. When his car breaks down on an isolated road, he goes looking for help and finds a dilapidated house. As he approaches, a laughing woman he’s never seen before walks out, addresses him by name and explains she’s been waiting for him. Entering the home, John discovers an enigmatic clan of residents all of whom seem to know who he is, and also claim they have been awaiting his arrival. They seem to be waiting for something else, too—something final…

Written before Sarah Perry’s ascension to an internationally bestselling author, After Me Comes the Flood is a spectacular novel of obsession, conviction and providence. 

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"An extraordinary debut from a terrific new voice." - Vanessa Gebbie


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March 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: After Me Comes the Flood: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Perry
ISBN: 0-06-266640-1 / 978-0-06-266640-6 (USA edition)
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March 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: After Me Comes the Flood: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Perry
ISBN: 0-06-297903-5 / 978-0-06-297903-2 (USA edition)
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November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: After Me Comes the Flood
Author(s): Sarah Perry
ISBN: 1-78125-955-0 / 978-1-78125-955-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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June 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: After Me Comes the Flood
Author(s): Sarah Perry
ISBN: 1-78125-364-1 / 978-1-78125-364-9 (UK edition)
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: After Me Comes the Flood
Author(s): Sarah Perry
ISBN: 1-84668-945-7 / 978-1-84668-945-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: After Me Comes the Flood
Author(s): Sarah Perry
ISBN: 1-09-411669-6 / 978-1-09-411669-3
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: After Me Comes the Flood: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Perry
ISBN: 1-09-411668-8 / 978-1-09-411668-6
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Publishing
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March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: After Me Comes the Flood: Library Edition
Author(s): Sarah Perry
ISBN: 1-09-411667-X / 978-1-09-411667-9
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Title: After Me Comes the Flood: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Perry
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July 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: After Me Comes the Flood
Author(s): Sarah Perry
ISBN: 1-5100-7415-5 / 978-1-5100-7415-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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Title: After Me Comes the Flood
Author(s): Sarah Perry
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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Title: After Me Comes the Flood
Author(s): Sarah Perry
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July 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: After Me Comes the Flood
Author(s): Sarah Perry
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Title: After Me Comes the Flood
Author(s): Sarah Perry
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March 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: After Me Comes the Flood: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Perry
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June 2014 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: After Me Comes the Flood
Author(s): Sarah Perry
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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