After the Flood

After the Flood

( Swedish - Efter Floden - 1982 )

novel by P.C. Jersild

translated by Löne Thygesen & George Blecher

William Morrow - hardback - 1986
ISBN: 0688049028 / 9780688049027

A novel of the long-term effects of a nuclear holocaust. A young man is dumped on the island of Gotland some 30 years after a worldwide nuclear catastrophe. Humanity is about to go out with a whimper. The only inhabitants of the island are a band of aging convicts and a handful of religious women, also advanced in years, plus a few hermits. The economy is reduced to barter and plunder and the only medical care is provided by an ex-baseball player, who becomes the reluctant mentor of the protagonist. A ray of hope is introduced in the story with the arrival of a young Finnish woman, but it all ends in misery.


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