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The last : a novel

Author: Hanna Jameson
Publisher: New York, NY : Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Atria Books Hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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For fans of high-concept thrillers such as Annihilation and The Girl with All the Gifts , this breathtaking dystopian psychological thriller follows an American academic stranded at a Swiss hotel as the world descends into nuclear war--along with twenty other survivors--who becomes obsessed with identifying a murderer in their midst after the body of a young girl is discovered in one of the hotel's water tanks. Jon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)
Apocalyptic fiction
Fiction
Suspense fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jameson, Hanna, author.
Last
New York : Atria Books, 2019
(DLC) 2018039163
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hanna Jameson
ISBN: 9781501198823 1501198823 9781501198830 1501198831
OCLC Number: 1039402776
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain in 2019 by Viking.
Description: 339 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Hanna Jameson.

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For fans of high-concept thrillers such as Annihilation and The Girl with All the Gifts , this breathtaking dystopian psychological thriller follows an American academic stranded at a Swiss hotel as the world descends into nuclear war--along with twenty other survivors--who becomes obsessed with identifying a murderer in their midst after the body of a young girl is discovered in one of the hotel's water tanks. Jon thought he had all the time in the world to respond to his wife's text message: I miss you so much. I feel bad about how we left it. Love you. But as he's waiting in the lobby of the L'Hotel Sixieme in Switzerland after an academic conference, still mulling over how to respond to his wife, he receives a string of horrifying push notifications. Washington, DC has been hit with a nuclear bomb, then New York, then London, and finally Berlin. That's all he knows before news outlets and social media goes black--and before the clouds on the horizon turn orange. Now, two months later, there are twenty survivors holed up at the hotel, a place already tainted by its strange history of suicides and murders. Those who can't bear to stay commit suicide or wander off into the woods. Jon and the others try to maintain some semblance of civilization. But when the water pressure disappears, and Jon and a crew of survivors investigate the hotel's water tanks, they are shocked to discover the body of a young girl. As supplies dwindle and tensions rise, Jon becomes obsessed with investigating the death of the little girl as a way to cling to his own humanity. Yet the real question remains: can he afford to lose his mind in this hotel, or should he take his chances in the outside world?

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