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The World As We Knew It

Dispatches From a Changing Climate
By:
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Catapult
 | 
June, 2022
ISBN:
9781646220304
Quantity: 
2
$23.00 CAD
Publisher’s Description: 

Nineteen leading literary writers from around the globe offer timely, haunting first-person reflections on how climate change has altered their livesincluding essays by Lydia Millet, Alexandra Kleeman, Kim Stanley Robinson, Omar El Akkad, Lidia Yuknavitch, Melissa Febos, and more.

In this riveting anthology, leading literary writers reflect on how climate change has altered their lives, revealing the personal and haunting consequences of this global threat.

In the opening essay, National Book Award finalist Lydia Millet mourns the end of the Saguaro cacti in her Arizona backyard due to drought. Later, Omar El Akkad contemplates how the rise of temperatures in the Middle Eastis destroying his home and the wellspring of his art. Gabrielle Bellot reflects on how a bizarre lionfish invasion devastated the coral reef near her home in the Caribbeana precursor to even stranger events to come. Traveling through Nebraska, Terese Svoboda witnesses cougars running across highways and showing up in kindergartens.

As the stories unfoldfrom Antarctica to Australia, New Hampshire to New Yorkan intimate portrait of a climate-changed world emerges, captured by writers whose lives jostle against incongruous memories of familiar places that have been transformed in startling ways.

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