Jamie and Andrew are strangers, and two of the last people left alive. They don’t know what they’ll find on their perilous journey … but they may just find each other.
A queer romance about courage, hope and humanity – this is How I Live Now with the heart of Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda.
When the Superflu wipes out most of the population, Jamie finds himself completely alone in a cabin in the woods – until an injured stranger crosses his path. Life is dangerous now and, armed with a gun, Jamie goes to pull the trigger.
But there’s something about Andrew … something that stops Jamie in his tracks. Jamie takes him in, and as Andrew heals and they eventually step out into the strange new world, their relationship starts to feel like more than just friendship …
But trouble isn’t far behind. As the boys make a perilous journey south, they’ll come face to face with a world torn apart and society in ruins. And who, or what, will they find waiting for them at the end of it all?
“Tense, exciting, sometimes heartbreaking and always romantic, All That’s Left in the World explores what it means to hold onto hope and humanity when the worst case scenario becomes reality. With characters you’ll adore, and a fast-paced, mysterious plot that keeps you turning the pages as fast as you can devour them, this book is not to be missed.” – Sophie Gonzales, author of ONLY MOSTLY DEVASTATED
“Brown has somehow achieved a book that is romantic, hilarious, warm-hearted, hopeful, and page-turningly thrilling all at once. I was hooked from beginning to end.” – Dahlia Adler, author of COOL FOR THE SUMMER
“A timeless love story that could not be more appropriate for this moment, All That’s Left in the World is a thrilling, heartfelt, and beautifully written debut.” – Tom Ryan, author of I HOPE YOU’RE LISTENING
“Survival is core to the queer experience, and in All That’s Left In the World, Brown takes that to apocalyptic extremes with the story of Andrew and Jamie. This is quintessentially brave, dangerous-in-the-best-way queer storytelling!” – Adam Sass, author of SURRENDER YOUR SONS
“All That’s Left in the World is unfailingly riveting and hopeful. A timely exploration of survival, trauma, and love stitched together with sharp wit and bone-deep emotion. Erik J. Brown is an invigorating voice to watch out for.” – Julian Winters, award-winning author of RUNNING WITH LIONS