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One of our Gosh! Best of 2019 titles! Eleanor Davis' The Hard Tomorrow is an incredible and timely portrait of modern life that feels almost apocalyptic. Hannah works as a carer for the elderly while living in a caravan her partner Johnny, as they face the daunting task of building a house together. As Hannah attempts to get pregnant and Johnny makes no progress on the home, they find themselves drifting further apart. It doesn't help that everyone around them is preoccupied with the question of surviva, from the left-wing anti-violence society Hannah is a part of, to the militant right-wing gunman Johnny befriends. Davis captures the feeling of a world on the cusp of change, asking how one can deal with the guilt of prioritising their own desires within a society that is falling apart. This is a book you'll think about for days after reading.