Mark B.

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Far North: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312429720
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: Picador - June 22nd, 2010

This beautifully written post-apocalyptic tale tends to get lost among the tales of cannibals and zombies, but I would rank it right up there with McCarthy's The Road or Crace's The Pesthouse. One refreshing difference in this novel is that the main character, Makepeace -- sheriff of a dead town -- is a woman. Her trials and travails are harsh, but her will to survive and sense of hope brighten an otherwise dark landscape.