Author(s): Joe Dunthorne
The last day on earth is coming. Bring your own booze. Kate and Albert, sister and brother, are not yet the last two human beings on earth, but Albert has high hopes. The secluded communal farm they grew up on is - after twenty years - disintegrating, along with their parents' marriage. They both try to escape: Kate, at seventeen, to suburbia and Albert, at eleven, into preparations for the end of the world. However, Don, the group's leader and their father, is convinced he can save everything, if only he can bring his followers into the modern age. How? By force of personality, strict self-sufficiency and a rave with a 10k soundsystem. Understandably, Albert and Kate have other ideas...
A joy. Warm, funny, clever Sunday Times An engaging, emotionally stimulating, chuckle-out-loud read Time Out A creation of some genius. Dunthorne is a naturally comic writer Daily Telegraph Just as funny and acutely perceptive [as] Submarine Independent Occupying a terrain that lies between the very British humour of Jonathan Coe and the zeitgeisty ambition of Douglas Coupland ... insightful comic writing ... that manages to be both tender and biting Independent on Sunday
Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea. His debut novel, Submarine, has been translated into ten languages and was this year made into an acclaimed film directed by Richard Ayoade. His debut poetry pamphlet was published by Faber and Faber. He lives in London. www.joedunthorne.com