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The light pirate / Lily Brooks-Dalton.


"From the author of Good Morning, Midnight comes a hopeful, sweeping story of survival and resilience spanning one extraordinary woman's lifetime as she navigates the uncertainty, brutality, and arresting beauty of a rapidly changing world. Florida as we know it is slipping away. As devastating weather patterns and rising sea levels wreak gradual havoc on the state's infrastructure, a powerful hurricane approaches a small town on the southeastern coast. Kirby Lowe, an electrical line worker for the local utility municipality, his pregnant wife, Frida, and their two sons, Flip and Lucas, prepare for the worst. When the boys go missing just before the hurricane hits, Kirby heads out into the high winds in search of his children. Left alone, Frida goes into premature labor and gives birth to an unusual child, Wanda, whom she names after the catastrophic storm that ushers her into a society closer to collapse than ever before. As Florida continues to unravel, Wanda grows. Moving from childhood to adulthood, adapting not only to the changing landscape, but also to the people who stayed behind in a place abandoned by civilization, Wanda loses family, gains community, and ultimately, seeks adventure, love, and purpose in a place remade by nature. Told in four parts-power, water, light, and time-The Light Pirate mirrors the rhythms of the elements and the sometimes quick, sometimes slow dissolution of the world as we know it. It is a meditation on the changes we would rather not see, the future we would rather not greet, and a call back to the beauty and violence of an untamable wilderness"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538708279
  • ISBN: 1538708272
  • Physical Description: 325 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Good Morning America Book Club (GMA) pick!"--Cover.
Subject: Hurricanes > Fiction.
> Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Childbirth > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Regression (Civilization) > Fiction.
Florida > Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.
Apocalyptic fiction.

Available copies

  • 21 of 69 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 4 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.


  • 35 current holds with 69 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library F BROOKS-DALTON (Text) 39493110093483 Adult New Fiction Available -
Hudson (Fontana) F BROOKS-DALTON (Text) 39493109880981 Adult New Fiction Checked out 01/31/2023
Marianna Black Library F BROOKS-DALTON (Text) 39493109032906 Adult New Fiction Available -
Nantahala Community Library F BROOKS-DALTON (Text) 39493109310575 Adult New Fiction Checked out 02/02/2023

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