By Katherine Amt Hanna
An influenza plague decimates humanity...
A guy loses his spouse and child daughter...
Six years after a deadly disease devastates the human inhabitants, former rock superstar Chris fee ultimately makes it from manhattan to Britain to reunite along with his brother. His passage leaves him scarred, in physique and brain, via publicity to humankind at its so much determined and hazardous. yet one other ordeal awaits him past the city ruins, in an idyllic kingdom shelter the place Chris meets a lady, Pauline, who's principally untouched through the world’s horrors. jointly, Chris and Pauline adopt the main tricky side of Chris’s trip: confronting grief, violence, and the guy Chris has turn into. they are going to realize no matter if the human spirit is able to surviving and loving back during this darker, tougher international.
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