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Road Out of Winter

By: Alison Stine
Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
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2021 winner of the Philip K. Dick Award

A 2020 The Rumpus Book Club Selection

“Blends a rural thriller and speculative realism into what could be called dystopian noir.... Profoundly moving.” (Library Journal, starred review)

In an endless winter, she carries seeds of hope

Wylodine comes from a world of paranoia and poverty - her family grows marijuana illegally, and life has always been a battle. Now she’s been left behind to tend the crop alone. Then spring doesn’t return for the second year in a row, bringing unprecedented, extreme winter.

With grow lights stashed in her truck and a pouch of precious seeds, she begins a journey, determined to start over away from Appalachian Ohio. But the icy roads and strangers hidden in the hills are treacherous. After a harrowing encounter with a violent cult, Wil and her small group of exiles become a target for the cult’s volatile leader. Because she has the most valuable skill in the climate chaos: She can make things grow.

Urgent and poignant, Road Out of Winter is a glimpse of an all-too-possible near future, with a chosen family forged in the face of dystopian collapse. Both gripping and lyrical, Stine’s vision is of a changing world where an unexpected hero searches for where hope might take root.

“Richly imagined, deeply moving and unthinkably offers hope in a world that uncannily resembles ours.... Gloriously well-written.” (Ms. Magazine)

And don't miss the next literary speculative novel from Alison Stine, Trashlands, coming October 2021.

©2020 Alison Stine (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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