The Gap will transport you from a mundane schoolboy existence to a post-apocalyptic struggle for survival as England is plunged into chaos.
From the moment a charismatic but troubled teenager sets out to spread anarchy, the fragile structures set up to contain him and his fellow schoolchildren prove shakier than he could have imagined. Fermenting global pressures explode simultaneously leading to a total breakdown of law and order. Themes of alienation are explored; is there a widening ‘gap' between our teens and their elders? Can a group of friends thrust into this new reality take charge of their own destinies as they negotiate their way to safety?
Despite the chaos of this new world, it has a moral heart in the camaraderie of the group of friends who find a new maturity, experience their first tastes of romantic relationships, and pool their resources as they embark upon a daring escape mission.
ISBN : 978-1-80074-731-9
Pages : 180
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Sylvia Hawk'sbee is a retired teacher of English and examiner of A-levels. Since her teens, she has had some success with publishing articles and short stories. A few years ago, she self-published The Wood Scrogs, a book for children aged eight and upwards. Her other full length works to date are:
The Messengers, a sci-fi adventure for Young Adults, publisher Cranthorpe Millner, on sale currently and Cinderella Timkins, a book for adults, with a spy theme, to be published shortly.
She is widowed and lives in France in a converted barn. A local farmer has sheep on her land for a rent of joints of lamb.