Road Out of Winter

TitleRoad Out of Winter
Year for Search2020
AuthorsStine, Alison
Pagination315 pp.
Date Published2020
PublisherHarlequin Books/Mira
Place PublishedToronto, ON, Canada
ISBN Number978-0-7783-0992-5
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia set in Appalachia in a future where civilization has gradually collapsed as cold reduces the growing season, communities cannot afford to heat public buildings, so close all schools, pipes have frozen so that there is no water in buildings, and so forth. The protagonist is a woman who knows how to makes things grow, packs up her seeds and grow lights, and leaves, towing her tiny house. On the way, slowly, she attracts a community of misfits, and they run into more and more violent cults. The novel won the 2020 Philip K. Dick Award. 

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Author Note

Female author (b. 1978)

Full Text

2020 Stine, Alison (b. 1978). Road Out of Winter. Toronto, ON, Canada: Harlequin Books/Mira. 315pp. Public

Dystopia set in Appalachia in a future where civilization has gradually collapsed as cold reduces the growing season, communities cannot afford to heat public buildings, so close all schools, pipes have frozen so that there is no water in buildings, and so forth. The protagonist is a woman who knows how to makes things grow, packs up her seeds and grow lights, and leaves, towing her tiny house. On the way, slowly, she attracts a community of misfits, and they run into more and more violent cults. The novel won the 2020 Philip K. Dick Award. The female author has a M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Maryland and a doctorate from Ohio University.