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  • Keywords
    • Blackout story,
    • Power-grid disaster,
    • Apocalyptic fiction,
    • Electrical grid collapse,
    • Pioneer living,
    • Starting from scratch,
    • Subsistence living

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When Everything Falls Apart
Book Two: The Middle
by Simon Heath

After arriving at their off-grid house in the country, Brian, Karen and Robin must adjust to a new life in the country: a new baby, new neighbours and the world’s electrical grids still down. The second installment of the trilogy follows the family and their new community as they struggle to survive in a world without power. With no electricity, no gasoline, no internet, no grocery stores or doctors, the community must learn how to care for themselves. They also have to learn how to get along. With a wide cast of characters, Book Two of When Everything Falls Apart is the gripping story of a community learning to adapt to their strange new reality.

"An impressive achievement. Much more than a cautionary tale or a back-to-the-land parable, Simon Heath's trilogy of novels is foremost a warm, generous meditation on an abiding truth underpinning individual lives and societies alike. Always, there are challenges and upsets; always, love, family, and community sees us through the worst of it, and shows us the best." —Charles Foran, author of Mordecai and Planet Lolita "When Everything Falls Apart is a hyper-realistic account of ordinary people caught in a world without power, and a handbook for survival in an all-too-believable future. It's also a hell of a good read." —Brent Preston, author of The New Farm: Our Ten Years on the Front Lines of the Good Food Revolution

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Simon Heath has split his career between the arts and the corporate sector. He has been an executive communications coach for over two decades, a role that has given him unique access to a variety of fields and industries, much of which makes its way into his writing. He spent twenty working as an actor, director, playwright and theatre producer in Toronto. After leaving the city, he has spent much of his time, writing, making pottery and running the Dunedin Literary Festival. He lives in Creemore with his family.


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