Alfred Alcorn

Sugar Mountain

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A cautionary tale about an all-too-possible catastrophe: a deadly flu epidemic that starts in China and spreads throughout the world, slowly at first, then unbelievably fast. And there is no cure. This is a story of a fight to survive in the midst of pressures and threats and against long odds. As one member of the family records in her journal, “The world is coming to an end… The world is starting all over again.”

 

Description

Fiction. SUGAR MOUNTAIN is a cautionary tale about an all-too-possible catastrophe: a deadly flu epidemic that starts in China and spreads throughout the world, slowly at first, then unbelievably fast. And there is no cure. People who prepare for such possibilities are variously referred to as “homesteaders,” “preppers,” or “survivalists.” This is a story of one such extended family, the Arkwrights, and how, at their farm in western Massachusetts, they gather and stand together in the face of a relentless mass killer. As well as the ravaging influenza, they must contend with provisioning themselves and fending off a local well-armed and ruthless para-military group all the while hanging on to enough humanity to make their survival meaningful. SUGAR MOUNTAIN explores how such a calamity affects individual family members, their neighbors—many of whom are not prepared—and society as a whole. This is a story of a fight to survive in the midst of pressures and threats and against long odds. As one member of the family records in her journal, “The world is coming to an end… The world is starting all over again.”

 

Alfred Alcorn is the author of ten novels, including Time is the Fire (PBS), The Pull of the Earth, Natural Selection, and Murder in the Museum of Man. Alfred Alcorn, born Alfred John Denny, grew up in the bombed-out docklands of Merseyside, in the green fields of Ireland, and on a hardscrabble dairy farm in New England. He attended Harvard, got married, stayed married, worked as a journalist, travel coordinator, and wildlife guide. The former director of travel at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, he continues to guide groups in East Africa, India, and elsewhere. He lives in Colrain, Massachusetts, with his wife Sally Remick Alcorn.

Books by Alfred Alcorn and Complete Book Reviews: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/authorpage/alfred-alcorn.html

Additional information

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 5.5 × 0.9 × 8.5 in
Format

Paperback

Author

Alfred Alcorn

ISBN

978-0-912887-00-5

Amazon

http://a.co/fW8GE3W

Original Language

English

Publish Date

1/1/2014

Page/Word Count

362 pages

Praise

and Allegra's diary is a wonderfully pinned-down example. I love every minute of it and I am only at page 216. –Stratis Haviaris, Professor of Medicine, this absolutely could happen either in the way you write about or as a natural mutation in the virus. –Stephen J. Gluckman, Unfortunately

Imprint

Caravel

2 reviews for Sugar Mountain

  1. Stephen J. Gluckman, Professor of Medicine, Perelman Medical School at the University of Pennsylvania

    Unfortunately, this absolutely could happen either in the way you write about or as a natural mutation in the virus.

  2. Stratis Haviaris

    But what a page-turner this is! Beautifully written literature…. The suspense in unstoppable; the multitude of characters flawlessly orchestrated; there’s a New England aura to it, and Allegra’s diary is a wonderfully pinned-down example. I love every minute of it and I am only at page 216.

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