On a beach in Antarctica, scientist Adam Leith marks the passage of the summer solstice. Back in Sydney his partner Ellie waits for the results of her latest round of IVF treatment.
That result, when it comes, will change both their lives and propel them into a future neither could have predicted. In a collapsing England Adam will battle to survive an apocalyptic storm. Against a backdrop of growing civil unrest at home, Ellie will discover a strange affinity with beekeeping. In the aftermath of a pandemic, a young man finds solace in building virtual recreations of the dead. And new connections will be formed from the most unlikely beginnings.
This is a North American, and really Global, release as this was only available in Australia up until now. I almost tried to ask for a review copy last year, because I wanted to read it and it wasn’t available anywhere. I didn’t because we were still tiny, but now it doesn’t doesn’t matter so much.