Into the Forest

Into the Forest Author Jean Hegland
ISBN-10 0553379615
ISBN-13 9780553379617
Year 0000-00-00
Pages 241
Language English
Publisher Dial Press
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURESet in the near future Into the Forest is a powerfully imagined novel that focuses on the relationship between two teenage sisters living alone in their Northern California forest home Over 30 miles from the nearest town and several miles away from their nearest neighbor Nell and Eva struggle to survive as society begins to decay and collapse around them No single event precedes society s fall There is talk of a war overseas and upheaval in Congress but it still comes as a shock when the electricity runs out and gas is nowhere to be found The sisters consume the resources left in the house waiting for the power to return Their arrival into adulthood however forces them to reexamine their place in the world and their relationship to the land and each other Reminiscent of Margaret Atwood s A Handmaid s Tale Into the Forest is a mesmerizing and thought provoking novel of hope and despair set in a frighteningly plausible near future America

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