Twins Summer and Winter live alone on a remote island, sheltered from a destroyed world. Until a man arrives who will reshape their lives…
She said we didn’t know what the world out there had become. We had been alone there so long on that tiny island, in that tiny church. But in the night, I couldn’t bear it. My chest beat like wings.
Identical twin sisters Summer and Winter live alone on a remote island, sheltered from a destroyed world. They survive on rations stockpiled by their father and spend their days deep in their mother’s collection of classic literature – until a mysterious stranger upends their carefully constructed reality.
At first, Edward is a welcome distraction. But who is he really, and why has he come? As love blooms and the world stops spinning, the secrets of the girls’ past begin to unravel and escape becomes the only option.
The End of the World Is Bigger than Love is a sumptuously written novel of love and grief, affection and sacrifice, of technological progress and climate catastrophe, of an enigmatic bear and a talking whale. It is unlike anything you’ve read before…
'A young adult version of Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel, with lashings of creativity and magic realism…This novel heralds the arrival of an ingenious new talent.' —Books+Publishing
"Bell has created a detailed and evocative universe."—Australian Book Review
’Not a novel easily forgotten... A fresh voice in young adult fiction."—Herald Sun
'Davina Bell creates a world in which reality and fantasy join hands and dance together...YA readers will delight in its complexity and intricate plotting.'—Buzz Words