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About the book

Tonight, the world will end. Everything you love will cease to exist. How do you spend your last 24 hours? When everything you know is going to die, how do you live?

We asked 22 authors to write from the perspective of their lives–as they lived them at the moment in reality–if they had woken up one morning to learn the world would end in 24 hours, answering the implicit question, “what would you do?”

Strip away the illusion of a having a future and inject an overwhelming need to act, and what you get is “Last Night On Earth,” a single novel written by different authors from all over the world, chronicling the final day of their lives in the face of a coming apocalypse. Evocative of “War of the Worlds” (without the aliens) meets “Our Town” if it were all produced by Ira Glass, “Last Night On Earth” is a lyrical experiment at discovering meaning in mortality.