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The Rapture by Liz Jensen

August 11th, 2009

An electrifying story of science, faith, love, and self-destruction in a world on the brink.

Recent Review Coverage

“Combining the tensions of modern psychology with scientific speculation and social analysis in a speedy plot, Jensen put me rather in mind of Margaret Atwood …a cracking good read.” —Sunday Telegraph

“Excellent…beautifully structured…an engaging thriller about a relevant contemporary issue while still respecting the reader’s brain cells…you’ll be gripped.” —Irvine Welsh, The Guardian

“[A] rollicking eco thriller that successfully high-octane action with a prescient overview of the dangers of climate change…this smart, salient author creates a scenario in which environmental calamity is the backdrop to a gripping tale of love, death and religion, set in the not-too-distant future…deliciously apocalyptic and jammed full of ideas, this is storytelling at its rapturous best.” —Daily Mail

Advanced Praise for The Rapture

“A first-class apocalyptic thriller of futuristic science, geophysics, and religion. It’s clever, intelligent, and—most terrifying of all—plausible”
—Kate Mosse, author of Labryinth and Sepulchre

“Liz Jensen writes with crackling insight into the workings of the mind caught up in cataclysms within and without. In The Rapture she has created worlds torn apart and takes us close—too close—to faith caught in the storm. A devastating tale.”
—Keith Donahue, author of Angels of Destruction and The Stolen Child

“In this modern world of religious warfare and global warming, The Rapture is as topical as it is thrilling. Beautifully written, haunting, and thoroughly entertaining. The gripping tension of Lost mixed with the poetic poignancy of The Bell Jar. I simply could not stop turning pages.”
—Matthew Quick, author of the Silver Linings Playbook

“Liz Jensen’s exciting thriller often feels as frightening and prophetic as the sixteen-year-old girl at its center. The Rapture is a terrific novel, expertly written, thought-provoking, and deeply unsettling.”
—Kevin Guilfoile, author of Cast of Shadows

“Superb writing, riveting characters—Jensen takes you on a fast ride toward a dark future, with frightening twists and breathless turns. The Rapture is addictive reading, brilliant and fascinating. I couldn’t put it down!”
—Joan Johnston, author of Outcast

Liz Jensen is the author of Egg Dancing, Ark Baby, shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and a New York Times Notable Book, The Paper Eater, War Crimes for the Home, The Ninth Life of Louis Drax, in development to be a feature film, and My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time. Her novels have been translated into 20 languages.