By (author) Ann Kelley
As mankind strives to rebuild society in the wake of climate change, over-population and global food shortages, every day is a struggle for people like Sid and his younger sister Lo. They are `runners’- people whose very survival the government has outlawed. As they move west, trying to find family or somewhere they can call home, they must work out which of the people they meet on the way can be trusted, and which want to cut their adventure short. Encountering people on both sides of the law, as well as those who seem to exist outside it, Sid and Lo make and lose friends as they fight for their lives and each other.
ANN KELLEY is a photographer and prize-winning poet who has previously published a collection of poetry and photographs, a book of St Ives family portraits, a series of novels (including one which was the recipient of the Costa Children’s Book Award 2007), and an audio book. She lives on a cliff in Cornwall with her cats and second husband, where they have survived a flood, a landslip, a lightning strike, and the roof blowing off. She runs courses for aspiring poets from her home.