A boy called Seth drowns, alone in his final moments as the sea claims him. But then he wakes, naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he is here? And where is this place? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that there might be more than just this...
A provocative new novel chronicling the life, or perhaps afterlife, of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world, from 2-time Carnegie Medal winner, Patrick Ness. Seth drowns, yet wakes up seemingly alive in the suburban English town where he lived as a child, where everything is abandoned and covered with dust. He begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, that there might be more than this. Ages: 14+.