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Leave the World Behind

by Rumaan Alam

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam X
Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
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  • First Published:
    Oct 2020, 256 pages

    Paperback:
    Nov 2021, 320 pages

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Lorri

Harrowing
This book! Alam has managed to write a perfect COVID-era book that is not about COVID, but the desire to keep what we love safe in times of terrible uncertainty and coming away with no good answers. Harrowing is the word I keep coming back to. Couldn't put it down. Recommended for fans of St. John Mandel's Station Eleven. Forget DeLillo's upcoming novel, this is the book you want to read.
CHRISL

I guess it scared me to death...
Really enjoyed reading the book after seeing it in the New York Review...it's already being made into a movie. However, I have to admit that for two nights after I read it, I had difficulty sleeping and I guess I can thank Rumann for that...and those dreams...
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