It was 9:22, the moment when everything stopped. First there was the burning air, then came the darkness, the fire, and finally the frost.
Now, in a frozen, wasted London, a woman uncertain even of her own name is fighting to stay alive. Along with a small group of fellow survivors, she takes refuge in an abandoned skyscraper in what was once the financial centre.
But spectres stalk the empty offices and endless corridors, and soon visions of a forgotten world emerge, a world of broken love and betrayal, and horrific, shocking mercies u a world more traumatic even than the desolate present.
Then is a novel of singular invention and bravery. With it, Julie Myerson has created an echo chamber of the heartbreaking and the terrifying, and an enduring apocalyptic vision.
About the Author
Julie Myerson was born in Nottingham in 1960. She is the author of Sleepwalking, The Touch, Me and the Fat Man, Laura Blundy, Something Might Happen, The Story of You and Out of Breath. She lives in London.
"This is writing that takes the breath away... I cannot praise this staggeringly accomplished work highly enough" -- Virginia Blackburn Sunday Express "Then is a bold, uncompromising book that marks out Myerson as a truly interesting and risk-taking author... grippingly good" -- Elizabeth Day Observer "Julie Myerson offers a haunting twist on Armageddon... A chillingly persuasive vision of emotional hell" -- Adrian Turpin Financial Times "An addictively readable feat of imagination" -- Lionel Shriver "A daring and dazzling performance" -- John Harding Daily Mail