Claire Holroyde



THE EFFORT is a speculative novel first purchased in North America by Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group.

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 Comparative Titles

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton


Multiple sightings of “dark” comet UD3 mark a trajectory that impacts Earth. International reaction transitions from disbelief to hysteria, hoarding, and violence. Civilized society comes apart, leaving strangers grouped together by circumstance—in a spaceport in French Guiana, aboard a polar icebreaker in the Arctic, at an apartment complex in the Bronx and a high-rise condo in Mexico City, floating in the International Space Station, etc.—to reach out and form unbreakable bonds. Together, they fight for survival in an unknown future with no rules and nothing to be taken for granted.

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