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We Are Unprepared
Author: Meg Little Reilly

ISBN: 9781489210456
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 22 August 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.29

In this remarkable debut novel, Meg Little Reilly tells the story of a young couple who leave the city for rural Vermont in search of an authentic life, but soon find themselves unmoored as a powerful superstorm bears down on their region. A story of love lost then found again when the winds blow out and the waters recede, We Are Unprepared is also a prescient tale, filled with a sense that this could really happen.

Ash and his wife, Pia, both hipsters in their midthirties, uproot themselves from a brownstone in Brooklyn to the town of Isole in northeast Vermont in search of a more self-reliant lifestyle. But after a few idyllic months, the days begin to grow unnaturally hot, ill-omened and filled with discontent. The Weather Service, too, is awash with portentous news about a catastrophic hurricane season brewing off-shore. Preparations preoccupy the town and deepen the cracks inside the community - and within the couple's marriage. Ash finds support with the civic-minded townspeople as they ready themselves for the worst, while Pia falls in with radical "preppers" who want to move off the grid. When The Storm final...

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