2021 winner of the Philip K. Dick Award
A 2020 The Rumpus Book Club Selection
"Blends a rural thriller and speculative realism into what could be called dystopian noir.... Profoundly moving."--Library Journal, starred review
In an endless winter, she carries seeds of hope
Wylodine comes from a world of paranoia and poverty--her family grows marijuana illegally, and life has always been a battle. Now she's been left behind to tend the crop alone. Then spring doesn't return for the second year in a row, bringing unprecedented, extreme winter.
With grow lights stashed in her truck and a pouch of precious seeds, she begins a journey, determined to start over away from Appalachian Ohio. But the icy roads and strangers hidden in the hills are treacherous. After a harrowing encounter with a violent cult, Wil and her small group of exiles become a target for the cult's volatile leader. Because she has the most valuable skill in the climate chaos: she can make things grow.
Urgent and poignant, Road Out of Winter is a glimpse of an all-too-possible near future, with a chosen family forged in the face of dystopian collapse. Both gripping and lyrical, Stine's vision is of a changing world where an unexpected hero searches for where hope might take root.
"Richly imagined, deeply moving and unthinkably offers hope in a world that uncannily resembles ours.... Gloriously well-written." --Ms. Magazine
And don't miss the next literary speculative novel from Alison Stine, TRASHLANDS, coming October 2021.
- ISBN-13: 9780778309925
- ISBN-10: 0778309924
- Publisher: Mira Books
- Publish Date: September 2020
- Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.61 pounds
- Page Count: 320