English Summary/英文概要： Through the eyes of eight-year-old Finn we find ourselves on a small island, surrounded by nothing but sea. Finn lives here with his Pa, his elder sister Alice and his younger sister Daisy, and has no memory of any world but this one. All he knows of the past comes from the songs and stories of his father, which tell of the great flood that drowned all the other inhabitants of the earth, a deluge their family survived thanks to the ark in which they now live ...
Set in the near future, told from three different viewpoints and written in extraordinary prose, The Island at the End of the World is an original, moving exploration of family love, truth and lies, and how strange and frightening it can feel for a child to discover the adult world.
Chinese Summary/中文概要： 8歲男孩Finn與姊姊Alice及妹妹Daisy生活被大海所圍繞孤立的小島上，他對這世界並不存有任何記憶，所有關於過去的事都來自父親所告訴他的故事及歌曲。而其中的故事包含地球上其他的居民如何大洪水所淹斃，以及他們如何靠身旁的小舟活到現在…
Awards/获奖情况： Rights sold: US (Viking); French (Le Seuil)
Taylor’s great achievement is to make us feel the family’s isolation in the very grain of their language.’---FT
‘This is a stew of imagery and emotion, not a million miles away from the bleack richness of Cormac McCarthy ... Something powerful lurks at the heart of Island at the End of the World.’---Guardian
‘It’s beautifully done - the writing is spare and evocative, the inner thoughts of each character run like streams into one another, coalescing sometimes and colliding more often. Tension rises as much as in a horror novel - but this book is about personal and social madness and an Orwellian take on the corruption of innocence. I loved it.’---The Bookbag.co.uk
‘Extraordinary .. meticulously written and vividly imagined ... it is worth readers making the effort. The ingenuity with which Taylor re-invents other details taken from the book of Genesis is striking ... memorable.’---Independent‘
‘Taylor builds a creepy, dreamlike atmosphere of danger and suspense.’---The Times
’... creative use of prose produces a tantalising friction between fiction and reality.’---Metro (4*)
A chiling tale of one man’s psychological unraveling ... Edge-of-your-seat stuff.’---Image‘
You’ll be hungry for answers.’---Easy Living