Swarm by Lauren CarterSwarm by Lauren Carter

Swarm

byLauren Carter

Paperback | September 17, 2013

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In the not-too-distant future, thirty-seven-year-old Sandy lives a challenging and unfamiliar life. She survives by fishing, farming, and beekeeping on an isolated island with her partner, Marvin, and friend, Thomson. When the footprints of a thieving child start appearing in their garden, the family must come together to protect both the child and their fragile community.

In the face of scarcity, Sandy still dreams of being a mother. The thought of a child compels her to revisit her earlier life in a city plagued by power outages, unemployment, and protests. There she met Marvin and joined his violent cause, initiating a chain of events that led to tragic and life-altering consequences.

A powerful debut novel, Swarm is about persevering in a time of shrinking options, and coming to terms with regrettable choices.

Lauren Carter has been published in several literary journals and has been nominated for the Journey Prize. Lichen Bright, her first collection of poetry, was long-listed for the ReLit Award. Her non-fiction articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including National Geographic Traveler, This Magazine, the Georgia Straight,...
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Title:SwarmFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:September 17, 2013Publisher:Brindle & Glass PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927366208

ISBN - 13:9781927366202

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pulls you in I found the book to be very well written, and became quite involved with the main character. The story was interesting and I wanted to find out the ending - which I liked, as it provided a bit of hope that humanity manages to survive under difficult conditions. The premise of the book is a frightening one (the breakdown of our way of life), and all too possible ...
Date published: 2014-09-16