Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: March 2014
Duration: 13 hours 57 minutes
In this nightmare "Wizard of Oz," a 16-year-old girl is abducted from her Kansas life and locked away in an abandoned missile silo by a man who believes he is saving her from the impending destruction of the world.
Blythe believes her greatest challenge is to find a way to escape and get home until she discovers that she has to struggle against crushing loneliness, the encroaching madness of her captor and the persistent temptation to give up. Nothing, however, prepares her for the burden of having to raising a child in confinement.
Out of terror, she must fashion wonder for the boy, setting aside the truth about a world he may never see for the myth that just might give meaning to his life underground. Seventeen years later, their lives are ambushed by an event at once promising and devastating as she and her son escape to life above, and Blythe’s dream of going home hangs in the balance.