BOOKS

South

Frank Owen

RRP: £7.99

2 March 2017

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782398929

RRP: £12.99

7 July 2016

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782398905

RRP: £0.99

7 July 2016

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782398912

There are echoes of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and Stephen King’s The Stand, plus graphic violence and heart-stopping action set pieces, but what lifts South above many recent examples of the subgenre is Owen’s pared-down prose, slick narrative and the sensitive depiction of Dyce and Vida’s relationship. – Guardian

South takes place in a USA ravaged by Civil War. It’s been thirty years since the first wind-borne viruses ended the war between North and South – and still they keep coming. Every wind brings a new and terrifying way to die. The few survivors live in constant fear, hiding from the wind – and from each other.

In this harsh Southern expanse, brothers Garrett and Dyce Jackson are on the run from brutal law-enforcers. They meet Vida, a lone traveller on a secret quest. Together, they will journey into the dark heart of a country riven by warfare and disease.

This is the story of Dyce and Vida.

This is the story of end-time.

This is the story of The Cure and how it came too late.

This is the story of South.