AMITY & SORROW is a story about God, sex, and farming. It's THE LOVELY BONES meets WITNESS: an unforgettable journey into the horrors a true believer can inflict upon his family, and what it is like to live when the end of the world doesn't come.
In the wake of a suspicious fire, Amaranth gathers her barely-teenage daughters, Amity and Sorrow, and flees from the cult her husband ran.
After four days of driving, Amaranth crashes the car, leaving the family stranded at a gas station.
Rescue comes in the unlikely form of a downtrodden farmer, a man who offers sanctuary when the women need it most.
AMITY & SORROW is the story of these remarkable women, their lives before the night they fled, and their heartbreaking, hopeful future.
For, while Amity blossoms in this new world, Sorrow will move heaven and earth trying to get back home. And, meanwhile, the outside world hasn't forgotten about the fire on the compound.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 28/03/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780755394364