Kate and Albert have always lived on the secluded communal farm run by their father. But now, after twenty years, the community is disintegrating, taking their parents' marriage with it. To escape, Kate, at seventeen, flees to a suburbia she knows only through fiction; and Albert, at eleven, dives into preparations for the end of the world that he is sure is coming. Don- the father of the family, leader, and maker of elaborate speeches- is faced with the prospect of saving his community, his marriage, his son from apocalyptic visions, ad his daughter from impending men. He convinces himself that the only way to save his world is... to throw the biggest party of his life. But will anyone show up?. Review. "Laugh-out-loud funny" - Now magazine. A broader novel than Submarine, [Wild Abandon] transplant[s] Dunthorne's knack for vivid detail and oblique wit to a commune in rural Wales� - National Post Warm, insightful comic writing¦ Occupying a terrain that lies between the very British humour of Jonathan Coe and the zeitgeisty ambition of Douglas Coupland, this is a confident follow-up that manages to be both tender and biting� - Independent on Sunday (U.K.). Full of finely nuanced details and a restless comic energy� - The Guardian (U.K.) About the Author. Joe Dunthorne was born in 1982, brought up in Swansea and now lives in London. His debut novel, Submarine, has been adapted for the big screen and was released to critical acclaim in 2011. His stories, poems and journalism have been published in the Guardian, Independent, Financial Times, and Sunday Times in the U.K. His second novel, Wild Abandon, was published by Hamish Hamilton in 2011.