I got an email yesterday from my editor requesting that I remove the original plot outline of This World We Live In from this blog, for fear that people would feel it wasn't necessary to read the book if they'd already read the outline. An excess of spoilering.
Personally, I love being spoilered, but out of respect for my publishing house, I make the original entry on this blog vanish. It's good to have power.
Within an hour of making the entry go away, I got an email from someone asking me what the plotline to TW was. I informed my editor of this fabulous coincidence, and she suggested emailing back the jacket flap copy. Which I did.
So here, for anyone else who is interested, is what will be on the front jacket flap of This World We Live In. Think of it as socially acceptable spoilering.
The heart-wrenching companion to the bestselling novels Life as We Knew It and The Dead and the Gone.
It's been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth’s climate. For Miranda Evans life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce.
Miranda and her two brothers spend their days scavenging for food and household items, while their mother stays at home and desperately tries to hold on to the ordinary activities of their previous life. But they all know that nothing is truly normal in this surreal new world they live in.
The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda’s father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda’s complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship.
Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.