‘When the English Fall’ imagines Lancaster County Amish as survivors of dystopian disaster

 

Set in Pennsylvania Dutch country near Lancaster, things in Williams’ novel get dark in a hurry.

Following the solar storm, computer records fail; credit and debit cards as well as bank machines therefore don’t work. Electricity goes and never comes back. There’s little gasoline; vehicles sometimes work and usually don’t. People grow hungry; looting and killing ensue. Having saved and stored for a rainy day, the well-stocked Amish become a plump and tempting target.

We watch this gathering storm through the diary entries penned by Jacob, an Amish farmer and carpenter who is father to Sadie and a younger boy.

Source: ‘When the English Fall’ imagines Amish as survivors of dystopian disaster

 When the English Fall by Daviad Williams at Amazon

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