After one hundred years society has emerged from three major disasters and Hope Island is a rural utopia. But greed, love, suspicion and desire still exist and for four young people life is complicated.
This novel grew from speculation in the summer of 2019 that a viral pandemic was imminent, that the western antarctic ice sheet is near collapse and that the Carrington Event of 1859 is overdue for a re-run as it occurs about every 150 years.
The result of all three of these happening in relatively quick succession would devastate the world. But after the turmoil my premise is that society might emerge in a simpler, rather more pleasant form. This novel is set 100 years in the future, not a dystopian future, but one that in which I hope our great grandchildren could survive and prosper.