Stroppy college girl Eli's world stops. But Eli doesn't.
Four years on, instructed to write about what has happened, Eli protests her unsuitability—until she’s told to “Just write in your voice."
Where to begin? Starting with Bodger (an enormous, anarchic mongrel), she creates a patchwork of her previous life: the global catastrophe, shock of survival, and recovery.
Following a terse outline of the main event, Eli recounts her panicked flight from horror only to discover the universal disaster. While wandering she occasionally met practical, sensible people but more often she encountered confusion and mayhem. Tiring of the constant need for caution, she holed up in a vacant mansion.
Then she found love, passion, and trauma—plus events she never imagined.
Eli has progressed from an isolated and bullied childhood through a formative relationship with a veteran, college, and the end of her world to become a legendary member of the new community that we glimpse around her.
Eli’s emotional telling results in unique perspectives of tenacity and nonconformity, of family and friendship, and of becoming a woman. Woven through it all is social commentary on issues ranging from practical survival through sexual mores to gun safety—all of which develop substance in her tale.
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Author D. N. Foster debuts as an enigma who draws inspiration from contemporary issues and a ridiculously diverse media range including John Wyndham, Erich Maria Remarque, Akira Kurosawa, Rena Briand, Eleanor Bergstein, Helen Fielding, James Cameron with Gale Anne Hurd, Sir Ridley Scott, Robert A. Heinlein, Simon Pegg,and Joe Cornish—among others...
This writer has been creating stories since childhood: a few won praise at school. Life and all the distractions that go with it interrupted the flow for a while, until an event in 2006 set the author writing again.
The author writes today with a little more experience and a wider imaginative vision, producing works that are unconventional, yet realistic.
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