Kate Sawyer is a British writer and actor from East Anglia. After writing for performance - writing short films and plays - Kate has now turned her hand to fiction.


Her debut novel, The Stranding, is being published in hardback and e-book on 24th June 2021 and is available for pre-order now. 

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Ruth lives in the heart of the city. Working, drinking, falling in love: the rhythm of her vivid and complicated life is set against a background hum of darkening news reports from which she deliberately turns away.


When a new romance becomes claustrophobic, Ruth chooses to leave behind the failing relationship, but also her beloved friends and family, and travels to the other side of the world in pursuit of her dream life working with whales in New Zealand.


But when Ruth arrives, the news cycle she has been ignoring for so long is now the new reality. Far from home and with no real hope of survival, she finds herself climbing into the mouth of a beached whale alongside a stranger. When she emerges, it is to a landscape that bears no relation to the world they knew before.


When all has been razed to the ground, what does it mean to build a life?


Published by Coronet an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton in UK in June 2021.
ISBN: 1529340667
ebook ISBN: 978-1529340662

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