Escape from the City
When Everything Falls Apart is a trilogy of books built around a single event — the collapse of the majority of the world’s electrical grids. The trilogy is the story of a family and their struggle to survive in a world without power. Brian and Karen are in the midst of mid-life crises, their marriage falling apart, the things that used to drive them suddenly without meaning. It’s bad time for a second pregnancy, a bad time for Brian to quit his job and build an off-grid house in the country. And then the power goes out. And stays out. When a massive solar flare knocks out the world’s electrical grids, Brian, an extremely pregnant Karen and their 8-year-old daughter Robin find themselves in the middle of a city that is wholly unprepared for an emergency of this magnitude.
Book One: The End
The first book in the trilogy charts the story of Brian, Karen and Robin from the days before the power outage through to their arrival at their off-grid house in the country.
Book Two: The Middle
Book Two begins on Canada Day, two weeks after the end of Book One. It follows the family, with the addition of baby Grace, through a year of trying to survive off the land.
Book Three: The Beginning
The final book charts the story of the family’s attempt to deal with the wreckage of the past year and their struggle to help rebuild a city decimated by a year with no power.