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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 After the Lights Go Out
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'Seventeen-year-old Pru Palmer lives with her twin sisters and their doomsday prepper father, Rick, on the outskirts of an isolated mining community. One day, the power goes out. In town, supplies run out and people get desperate. The world is different; the rules are different. Survival is everything. A brilliant and terrifyingly compelling YA novel with life and death stakes that will keep readers on the edge of their seat.'

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Affiliation Notes

  • Preppers and Survivalism in the AustLit Database

    This work has been affiliated with the Preppers and Survivalism project due to its relationship to either prepping or prepper-inflected survivalism more generally, and contains one or more of the following:

    1. A strong belief in some imminent threat
    2. Taking active steps to prepare for that perceived threat

    • A range of activities not necessarily associated with ‘prepping’ take on new significance, when they are undertaken with the express purpose of preparing for and/or surviving perceived threats, e.g., gardening, abseiling.
    • The plausibility of the threat, and the relative “reasonable-ness” of the response, don’t affect this definition. E.g., if someone is worried about climate change and climate disasters, and they respond by moving from a riverbank location in Cairns, or to a highland region of New Zealand, this makes them a prepper. If someone else is worried about brainwashing rays from outer space, and they respond by making a tinfoil hat, that makes them a prepper. 

    3. A character or characters (or text) who self-identify as a ‘prepper’, or some synonymous/modified term: ‘financial preppers’, ‘weekend preppers’, ‘fitness preppers’, etc.

    As a tier one work, this particular text has been identified as adhering to all three of the prepper criteria as outlined in the project definition and thus is of particular importance as a prepper text in the AustLit database. This work is one of the few examples within an Australian context that we have identified as pertaining to prepping according to our robust definition. These texts contain at least one prepper character and are in direct conversation with prepping as a movement, subculture, ideology, and set of behaviours.
     

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2018 .
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      Extent: 352p.
      Note/s:
      • Published August 2018.

      ISBN: 9781760297299

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  • Dyslexic edition.

Works about this Work

READing & VIEWing Deborah McPherson , 2021 single work column
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 56 no. 2 2021; (p. 60-66)
[Review] After the Lights Go Out Maddison Stoff , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 127 2020;

— Review of After the Lights Go Out Lili Wilkinson , 2018 single work novel
Lili Wilkinson : After the Lights Go Out Amelia Dudley , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , February 2020;

— Review of After the Lights Go Out Lili Wilkinson , 2018 single work novel

'An outback mining town is the setting for the apocalypse in Lili Wilkinson’s novel.'

[Review] After the Lights Go Out Natasha Tambiah , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 114 2018; (p. 56-57)

— Review of After the Lights Go Out Lili Wilkinson , 2018 single work novel
[Review] After the Lights Go Out Natasha Tambiah , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 114 2018; (p. 56-57)

— Review of After the Lights Go Out Lili Wilkinson , 2018 single work novel
Lili Wilkinson : After the Lights Go Out Amelia Dudley , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , February 2020;

— Review of After the Lights Go Out Lili Wilkinson , 2018 single work novel

'An outback mining town is the setting for the apocalypse in Lili Wilkinson’s novel.'

[Review] After the Lights Go Out Maddison Stoff , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 127 2020;

— Review of After the Lights Go Out Lili Wilkinson , 2018 single work novel
READing & VIEWing Deborah McPherson , 2021 single work column
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 56 no. 2 2021; (p. 60-66)
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