BookBar BookClub: Leave the World Behind with Rumaan Alam
Sign up, receive your book in advance of the book club with plenty of time to read it, send in the questions and discussion points you'd like us to talk about, and join a vitual interview with the author, in which we'll discuss the book.
A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrongAmanda and Clay head to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a holiday: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they've rented for the week. But with a late-night knock on the door, the spell is broken. Ruth and G. H., an older couple who claim to own the home, have arrived there in a panic. These strangers say that a sudden power outage has swept the city, and - with nowhere else to turn - they have come to the country in search of shelter. But with the TV and internet down, and no phone service, the facts are unknowable.
Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple - and vice versa? What has happened back in New York? Is the holiday home, isolated from civilisation, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe from one another?
Published in 2020, and now hitting our screens in a major film starring Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, Mahershala Ali, and Myha'la Herrold, we can't wait to talk to Rumaan about his extraordinary novel.
Join the BookClub to receive a copy of the book, then join us on Tuesday 28th November at 7pm for a virtual event with Rumaan Alam. The event will be recorded and you will be able to access the event for one month afterwards.
Your ticket price includes a copy of the book, as well as attendance at the virtual event. Buy a ticket to a single event for £18 or subscribe to the book club for £15 a month.
NB: We send out copies of the book at the same time each month, so our usually delivery time frame does not apply to the BookClub. You will receive an email when your copy has been dispatched or is ready for collection. Please visit our BookClub FAQs page for more details.