Carrie Butler con As We Know It (English Edition)
From the Award-Winning Author of the Mark of Nexus Series
Deep beneath the ocean, stretching hundreds of miles alongside the Pacific Northwest coastline, lies the Cascadia subduction zone—a fault on the verge of unleashing a catastrophic earthquake, thirty times more powerful than the San Andreas. Unfortunately, like most tourists, Elena Cordova is oblivious.
She’s got her own pent-up stress to deal with, a humiliating breakup that’s driven her to end her tenure as a human doormat once and for all. So, when a pickpocket makes off with the last remnant of her relationship, she takes action—only to get trapped with him when disaster strikes.
Now, if either one hopes to survive, they’ll have to get past their initial impressions and work together… because in fifteen minutes, half the town will be underwater.
A note from the author:
This book, above all others I've written, has truly taken on a life of its own.
We’ve got our heroine, a second-generation Spanish American who's on a trip to shake the effects of an abusive relationship; and then we have our hero, a local homeless veteran struggling with PTSD and alcohol dependence. On paper, they’re so different. They’re coming from such different places. But when trapped together in midst of disaster, a friendship develops on this raw, human level.
From there, we see them fight to survive everything folks are going to face in real life, i.e. the earthquake, tsunami, aftershocks, scarcity, landslides, violence, isolation, etc. It sounds morbid, but there's real grit in there. People have this enduring, dimensional capacity to still seek humor amidst grief and love amidst chaos. Truly, I can't wait for you guys to read it.