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Leave the World Behind: A Read with Jenna Pick

Leave the World Behind: A Read with Jenna Pick

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07 SEP 2020

Claire Mazur, Erica Cerulo

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A novel that is eerie, disquieting, and prescient, discussing dynamics between a white Brooklyn family and an older Black couple amidst an apocalyptic event.

Leave the World Behind is a novel by Rumaan Alam that explores complex themes such as intergenerational trauma, societal anxiety, and relationships. It is featured as a Read with Jenna Pick and contains a rich narrative that dives into various topics including parenthood and racism. Reviews indicate that it has a strong start with detailed character development before entering a slower pace as the story progresses. It is also noted for insights into how people react to unknown threats and the power dynamics that emerge in crisis situations.

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