The Sunlight PilgrimsBook - 2016
The stunning new novel from the highly-acclaimed author of The Panopticon
It's November of 2020, and the world is freezing over. Each day colder than the last.
There's snow in Israel, the Thames is overflowing, and an iceberg separated from the Fjords in Norway is expected to drift just off the coast of Scotland. As ice water melts into the Atlantic, frenzied London residents evacuate by the thousands for warmer temperatures down south. But not Dylan. Grieving and ready to build life anew, he heads north to bury his mother's and grandmother's ashes on the Scottish islands where they once lived.
Hundreds of miles away, twelve-year-old Estella and her survivalist mother, Constance, scrape by in the snowy, mountainous Highlands, preparing for a record-breaking winter. Living out of a caravan, they spend their days digging through landfills, searching for anything with restorative and trading value. When Dylan arrives in their caravan park in the middle of the night, life changes course for Estella and Constance. Though the weather worsens, his presence brings a new light to daily life, and when the ultimate disaster finally strikes, they'll all be ready.
Written in incandescent, dazzling prose, The Sunlight Pilgrims is a visionary story of courage and resilience in the midst of nature's most violent hour; by turns an homage to the portentous beauty of our natural world, and to just how strong we can be, if the will and the hope is there, to survive its worst.
- NPR “Best Books of 2016” – Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Science Fiction & Fantasy, and Tales from Around the World
Baker & Taylor
Burying the ashes of loved ones and resolving to start over in a near-future world that is succumbing to an ice age, Dylan unexpectedly transforms the lives of a survivalist and her twelve-year-old daughter, who prepare for a record-breaking winter in a freezing caravan park.
Burying the ashes of loved ones and resolving to start over in a near-future world that is succumbing to an ice age, Dylan unexpectedly transforms the lives of a survivalist and her 12-year-old daughter, who prepare for a record-breaking winter in a freezing caravan park.
From Library Staff
FVRL_Maple_Ridge Nov 27, 2016
In November 2020 as a new ice-age drives most people south, Londoner Dylan MacRae is traveling north to Scotland to bury his mother's and grandmother's ashes. Constance and her daughter Stella live in a caravan park in the Scottish Highlands, determined to survive the brutal winter. Dylan's arriv... Read More »