White Horse: A Novel
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: April 2012
Duration: 10 hours 18 minutes
White Horse is the first book in an absolutely unique debut trilogy-a postapocalyptic thriller chronicling one woman's quest to nurture those she holds dear against the backdrop of a shocking new world.
Thirty-year-old Zoe wants to go back to college. That's why she cleans cages and floors at Pope Pharmaceuticals. If she can keep her head down, do her job, and avoid naming the mice, she'll be fine. Her life is calm, maybe even boring-until the end of the world, that is, when the president of the United States announces that humans are no longer a viable species.
Zoe starts running the moment she realizes everyone she loves is gone. Her boyfriend Nick, fearing he's contracted the virus, leaves for Greece. When Zoe discovers she's pregnant-and entirely alone-she treks across the world to find Nick and reunite her growing family. On the way she encounters characters both needy and nefarious-some human, some monster, and some uncertain beings altered by genetic mutation-and comes to see that humanity is defined not by genetic code but by soulful actions and choices.
Told in alternating before and after chapters, White Horse is a terrifying and romantic story that readers will be unable to put down.
"Adams' fantasy is brilliant! It's McCarthy's The Road on hope steroids. Adams' narrative is the prose of the world's destruction, beautiful yet horrible. Her amazing characters are full of both hope and hopelessness in the face of death-and worse. This is what apocalyptic fiction will aspire to be from now on."-Urban Fantasy