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The Stranding

(2021)
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WINNER OF THE FICTION PRIZE AT THE EAST ANGLIAN BOOK AWARDS

'A terrific debut. Brave, unexpected... transfixing and captivating... full of hope, resilience and love.' THE SUNDAY TIMES


"Holds the big within the small, the intimate within the epic" - Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Mercies

'A captivating read' THE SUN

'GORGEOUS and original and captivating' - Marian Keyes, international bestselling author of
Grown Ups

'A story that is powerfully familiar and yet utterly original.' - Afua Hirsch

'A captivating read... (a) beautiful, surprising novel' FABULOUS

'A novel that has stayed with me for weeks afterwards . . . Perceptive and unflinching' - Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist

'A quiet, piercing contemplation on what really matters when it comes to the end of the world. Strange and beautiful' - Abigail Dean, author of Girl A

'Beautiful and harrowing but also optimistic and extremely moving . . . a truly arresting depiction of an unlikely relationship' - Clover Stroud, author of The Wild Other

'I didn't want this book to end. It blew me away, and moved me beyond belief' - Bryony Gordon, author of Mad Girl

EVERY ENDING

IS A NEW BEGINNING.

Ruth is ignoring the news. Like most people, she has relationship problems, job stress, friends and family who need her. Ruth has a life.

But the news is about to catch up with Ruth, and her problems are going to be swept away...along with the rest of the world.

Only when the comforts and complications of her old existence are gone, does Ruth finally realise how she might be able to live to the fullest.



Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"The Stranding is an original, compelling and brilliantly written story. I loved the dual timelines of 'before' and 'after' and could not put it down. It's a thought-provoking and timely read, about hope, survival and the human spirit." - Aliya Ali-Afzal

"An extremely powerful, bold but unassuming book about connection, the planet, sexuality and family." - Alice Ash

"Sensitive, gripping, thought-provoking and edifying, THE STRANDING is a book of our times, and reminds us that no life lives forever; how precious our moments are." - Laura Carlin

"The Stranding is a breathtaking book about relationships, love and human resilience at the end of the world; it's beautifully written and I know I'll be thinking about it for a very long time!" - Lex Croucher

"It's GORGEOUS and original and captivating . . . Beautiful writing and characters I cared for as if they were my own family." - Marian Keyes

"What a fabulous piece of storytelling. So original and compelling and Kate Sawyer writes like a dream." - Julie Owen Moylan

"Brilliant and original, THE STRANDING illuminates the beauty and fragility of humanity with a story so immersive and tender; I was surprised to find myself still in familiar surroundings when I surfaced from it. Kate Sawyer masterfully weaves a gripping narrative between a world disappeared and a world that must begin anew in this ultimately hopeful tale of love, loss and survival in the face of overwhelming odds. With characters you'll be thinking about long after the end, THE STRANDING is an absolute must read! Get one for yourself and one for a friend." - Buki Papillon

"Powerful, atmospheric and utterly transfixing." - Jennifer Saint

"A beautiful, heart-wrenching, moving novel. The depth of love, passion and authentic feeling amongst the backdrop of a bleak post-apocalyptic world is quite extraordinary." - Susannah Wise


Used availability for Kate Sawyer's The Stranding

Hardback Editions

June 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Stranding: SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD
Author(s): Kate Sawyer
ISBN: 1-5293-4066-7 / 978-1-5293-4066-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Coronet
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2022 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stranding: SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD
Author(s): Kate Sawyer
ISBN: 1-5293-4068-3 / 978-1-5293-4068-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Coronet Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stranding: SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD
Author(s): Kate Sawyer
ISBN: 1-5293-4067-5 / 978-1-5293-4067-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Coronet
Availability: Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Stranding: SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD
Author(s): Kate Sawyer
Publisher: Coronet
Availability: Amazon   


June 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Stranding: SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD
Author(s): Kate Sawyer
Publisher: Coronet
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Stranding: SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD
Author(s): Kate Sawyer
Publisher: Coronet
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stranding: SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD
Author(s): Kate Sawyer
Publisher: Coronet
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU