Leave the World Behind

In this terrifying novel, Rumaan Alam’s brilliance is less in what he reveals and more in what he doesn’t.

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Review of ‘Leave the World Behind’

The phrase “worst-case scenario” calls to mind extreme situations, like being on a hijacked plane or a bridge during an earthquake. But perhaps more realistically, most worst-case scenarios are mundane. They’re quieter and less violent. They might even happen while we’re on vacation. Such is the premise of Rumaan Alam’s novel, Leave the World Behind.


Interview with Rumaan Alam

Failing technology and an unknown disaster loom over the events in Rumaan Alam’s smart and terrifying novel.

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