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Road Out of Winter
by Alison Stine




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"Blends a rural thriller and speculative realism into what could be called dystopian noir.... Profoundly moving."--Library Journal, starred review

A 2020 The Rumpus Book Club Selection

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. With the gripping suspense of The Road and the lyricism of Station Eleven, 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 currently in the thick of COVID-19.... Gloriously well-written." --Ms. Magazine

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Overview

"Blends a rural thriller and speculative realism into what could be called dystopian noir.... Profoundly moving."--Library Journal, starred review

A 2020 The Rumpus Book Club Selection

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. With the gripping suspense of The Road and the lyricism of Station Eleven, 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 currently in the thick of COVID-19.... Gloriously well-written." --Ms. Magazine

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780778309925
  • ISBN-10: 0778309924
  • Publisher: Mira Books
  • Publish Date: September 2020
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.61 pounds


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