Unsettling and yet deliciously readable… Remarkable.
Munteanu’s brilliant dystopian takes readers to a devastating future, where climate change has ravaged the planet, and water is severely rationed. When Kyo, a young acolyte called to service in the Exodus, discovers a limnologist’s diary that may provide her with the answers to her yearning for Earth’s past, she has no idea her life was going to change forever. Munteanu’s assured, intelligent prose brings out the gloomy devastation of the setting, and she is brilliant when it comes to evoking her characters’ body as well as soul. Adeptly infusing a vast amount of climate change information into the otherwise affecting tale of shifting family dynamics, friendship, love, and individual struggles, Munteanu builds to a climatic series of revelations that will heighten readers’ fervor for the possible next installment. The novel offers a thought-provoking indictment that will urge readers to examine the more devastating possibilities of climate change. This winning tale is sure to wow the morally serious fans of science fiction.
A Diary in the Age of Water
By Nina Munteanu
Pub date July 8, 2020
Price $21.46 (USD) Paperback, $7.62 Kindle edition
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