With The Wave the world ended. Everything and everyone is gone except from Mau, a boy who was away from The Nation to become a man, and Daphne, an upper class English lady whose ship was stranded on the same small island in the vast Great Southern Pelagic Ocean. Together, they must make sense of what has happened, overcome their cultural differences and build up a working society.
According to a blurb on the back cover Nation is
just possibly the best book [Terry] Pratchett has ever written. That could very well be the truth. It pokes at the infallibility of Revealed Truths, asks questions, makes you think and is, basically, a lot of fun.
- Terry Pratchett — Nation
- Imo set out one day to catch some fish, but there was no sea.