While Emma Abram prepares for Christmas, her husband is stockpiling food and setting up a rabbit farm. Chris Abram is preparing for the imminent floods, and anything else he can imagine: power cuts, starvation, societal collapse. Emma longs to lower a rope and winch him from the pit of his worries. But Chris doesn't want to be rescued or even reassured - he wants to pull her in after him.
If you believe the world is going to end, how do you live? And what if, while preparing for disaster, you unwittingly precipitate it?