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Timely and harrowing

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This was the first book I've read by Maja Lunde and I really liked it. The End Of The Ocean is an extremely timely and relevant novel.  Switching back and forth between two timelines, one in 2017 and the other in 2041, we get a feel for how quickly climate change has ruined humanity's chance of survival. Most of the planet is experiencing extreme drought and coupled with the rise of the oceans, there's barely any drinkable water left.  While both storylines were engrossing, I particularly enjoyed the 2041 plotline of David and his young daughter, Lou, who are now refugees. I would feel so much despair and thirst whenever reading their chapters.  I truly hope that in real life, we never get to this place, but I can easily see this being our not so distant future.