After the Pretty Pox: The Attic

After the Pretty Pox: The Attic

by August Ansel


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"It's worse than that. God will ignore us entirely."
A searing act of bioterrorism. A catastrophic plague they call the Pretty Pox.

Most of the human race is dead, and for two years Arie McInnes has been alone, riding out the aftermath of the Pretty Pox, waiting for her own inevitable end.

Hidden in the attic of her ruined home, Arie survives by wit and skill, ritual and habit. Convinced that humans are a dangerous fluke, a problematic species best allowed to expire, she chooses solitude...even in matters of life and death.

Arie's precarious world is upended when her youngest brother - a man she's never met - appears out of nowhere with a badly injured woman. Their presence in the attic draws the attention of a dark watcher in the woods, and Arie is forced to choose between the narrow beliefs that have sustained her and the stubborn instinct to love and protect.

In Book One of August Ansel's captivating new post-apocalyptic series, After the Pretty Pox casts an unwavering eye on what it means to be human in a world where nature has the upper hand, and the only rules left to live by - for good or ill - are the ones written on our hearts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780986171734
Publisher: Look Ma No Hands Publishing
Publication date: 07/11/2016
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

August Ansel is the pen name (and alter ego) of author Carla Baku. It's August who is forever wedging beloved dog-eared novels by Shirley Jackson, Peter Straub, and Joe Hill in among the works of Toni Morrison and Tobias Wolff. Working from a tiny garret overlooking the lovely Myrtle Grove Cemetery, August prefers to write novels longhand while sipping bitterly strong tea and wearing an atrocious pair of bedroom slippers.

Readers are most welcome to peruse all August Ansel books at, and to follow on Facebook and Twitter: @augustansel.

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