A story of survival and obsession, this complex psychological portrait framed by compelling drama, it is by turns sensual, poignant and sinister. The world has been ravaged by climate change and Rachel is left to fend for herself. Living amid a clutch of disparate communities whose inhabitants she chooses to avoid, she rarely ventures beyond the safety of the storm wall. But when Jez White disturbs her twilight existence, Rachel finds herself in a murky territory somewhere between stalking and being stalked.
'It is hard to believe that this strong, confident writing comes from a debut novelist.' Red magazine
Martine McDonagh is the author of two novels, After Phoenix (Ten To Ten 2013) and I Have Waited, and You Have Come (Myriad Editions 2006, 2012. She has published short fiction in Quick Fictions, The Brighton Book, The Cheeky Guide to Walks in Sussex and the Illustrated Brighton Moment. Her features on Writing Dystopia and Writing Away From Home have been published in Writing magazine.
Martine has an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University and has worked for many years as an artist manager in the music industry, with clients including James, Fujiya & Miyagi and Michael A Grammar. She also lectures in music industry practice.
Read reviews of Martine McDonagh's novels at http://martinemcdonagh.com/reviews/