Eight-year-old Finn lives with his father, Pa, and sisters Alice and Daisy on the wreck of an ark on a remote and isolated island.
The last remaining survivors of the flood, they rely on this tight-knit family unit for emotional and practical support.
For Finn, the island and his relationship with Pa encompass his entire world.
But Alice - a teenager growing increasingly frustrated and suspicious of the stories Pa tells of their past - begins despairingly to seek contact with the outside world. And when a boy, a stranger, is washed up on the shore, it appears they may not be alone after all. "The Island at the End of the World" is a deeply unnerving and beautifully written exploration of family, reality and fiction, and the baffling nature of the adult world through the eyes of children.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 22/01/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571240517