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From the back cover:

It is the year 2047 and Jean Adler knows precisely three things.


First, she adores her adopted town of Desolate Island and wants to live there forever.


Second, leading her community through the fallout that plunged their world into darkness, forcing her to decide if they will stay or leave, is way outside her skillset.


And third, it is guaranteed that only a lucky few of her beloved community— and her brand new family— will make it out alive.


What she doesn't know though is: who?


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  • Carolyn R. Parsons is a proud fisherman's daughter, born and raised on Change Islands, Newfoundland and Labrador. She spent 25 years in Ontario, returned home to Newfoundland in 2012, and now resides in Lewisporte. An advocate for social issues, she was co-chair and spokesperson for the Manolis L Citizens Response Committee, which lobbied government to remove oil that threatened the marine environment from the sunken cargo ship in Notre Dame Bay.

    She penned a regular community column, Connections, a bi-weekly arts feature, In Conversation, and wrote general news for the Pilot. Today she writes a weekly column, Art and Soul for the Central Voice and co-hosts an online radio program, Bridges. She was a founding director of Literary Events NL, she has also served as the Central/Burin representative for Writer'sNL.

    Carolyn is married to Kent Chaffey, also a Change Islander, and they have four daughters and three grandchildren. In the past decade, she has written a poetry collection, two novels and a book of short stories.

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