When the Lights Go Out

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When the Lights Go Out is Carys Bray's third novel.[1][2][3]

The book's heroine, Emma, takes practical measures to cope with climate change, like cooking vegetarian meals for her family's meals, in her own kitchen.[3][2] Her husband is paralyzed with fear of climate change, and this difference tears her family apart.


  1. Heloise Wood (2019-11-29). "Hutchinson snaps up Carys Bray's climate change novel". The Bookseller. https://www.thebookseller.com/news/hutchinson-snaps-carys-brays-climate-change-novel-1120476. Retrieved 2020-01-01. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Caroline Carpenter (2020-06-26). "Carys Bray". The Bookseller. https://www.thebookseller.com/profile/carys-bray-my-northern-ness-feels-matter-fact-me-1208491. Retrieved 2020-07-31. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sarah Hughes (2020-03-18). "From The Inland Sea to When The Lights Go Out, how novelists are tackling the climate change crisis". inews.co.uk. https://inews.co.uk/culture/climate-change-crisis-books-dystopian-fiction-the-inland-sea-when-the-lights-go-out-409209. Retrieved 2020-07-31. "This sense of overwhelming anxiety, of a problem too huge to deal with and yet also too huge to ignore, powers Bray’s When The Lights Go Out, a beautifully realised story of a family falling apart under the pressures of our age."