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The World After Us, by Rumaan Alam: Fear on Long Island

2022-09-28T14:17:56.312Z

THE ERIC NEUHOFF CHRONICLE - Underlying racism, class relations, a game of cat and mouse... A breathtaking, feverish and tormented novel.



The apocalypse begins on Long Island.

The holidays are over.

However, everything had started well for this New York couple with their two children.

The villa was luxurious, isolated in the middle of the woods.

There was a swimming pool.

The kitchen was equipped with state of the art.

All that for $340 a day.

Clay and Amanda were proud of their choice.

This stay would make them feel like owners.

Clay is a professor: he has to deliver an article to the

New York Times

.

Amanda works in advertising.

Rose and Archie bicker.

It's their age.

Problem: Wi-Fi is down.

That means no television or video games.

The drama for these kids welded to their screen.

A feeling of strangeness grows little by little.

Anxiety lurks.

Suddenly occurs as an explosion, but it is not an explosion.

They call it Noise.

After that, the silence is no longer the same.

The bay window has a crack.

Do not panic.

It'll be OK.

Clay takes his car to see what's going on...

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Source: lefigaro

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