Wranglestone is set after a zombie apocalypse has turned American into a wilderness and people are living in military refuges in national parks. Peter puts the camp in danger by allowing a stranger to enter so is forced to leave the community and help Cooper, a boy he has always admired from afar, herd the dead from the shore.
Commissiong editor Katie Jennings bought world rights in a two-book deal from Hannah Sheppard and will publish in 2020. A sequel will follow in 2021.
"This hauntingly atmospheric and thought-provoking debut had me gripped from the opening scene," said Jennings. "This is an apocalyptic thriller, a coming of age story and so much more. In a world in which survival is everything, how can there be a place for love? This is just one of the many questions Wranglestone raises, as it challenges the reader's assumption and expectations at every turn."
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