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Distant Early Warning
By (author): Elizabeth Hirst

Imprint:

Renaissance - Gatineau

ISBN:

9781987963939

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General/trade
Apr 15, 2021
$20.00 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

9in x 6 x 0.75 in | 0.5 lb

Page Count:

376 pages

Illustrations:

B&W illustrationsThis book contains a few illustrations.
Renaissance
FICTION / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Science fiction: apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic|Esoteric thriller|Contemporary horror and ghost stories|Science fiction|Science fiction: apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic|Northeastern Ontario
Northeastern Ontario
Canada is in crisis. Climate change has taken hold, and amid the flooding and the super storms, the dead begin crawling out of the ground at night, screaming out strange gibberish songs that entrance anyone who hears them. The north quickly becomes a wild west, without the west. Denny's life changes forever one day when she sees her dad on TV, dead and screaming. Denny gives up her job, buys supplies, and heads out with her dad’s dog, Geoff, to discover the truth behind his death, but truth always comes with a cost. What Denny discovers in the wilds of Northern Ontario will shatter all of her assumptions about her life, and what lies beyond.

Elizabeth Hirst is an author, animator and all-around arts junkie from Hamilton, Ontario. She began writing books as a child, because she couldn't find enough books that made rural Niagara magical. Her previous credits include They Called Her Canada: The War Diaries of Nursing Sister Bessie Beyer and contributions to the Mousehunt and Levynlight apps. On a typical weekend, you can find her at the museum, enjoying live theatre, or reading books at the gym.

"A different kind of zombie apocalypse novel - heartwarming, deeply literate, musical, with a real anthropological sensitivity, even as it is a bit terrifying at times. Denny, the hero, is tough and tender. Listen for the arrival of Distant Early Warning this coming Spring. Pick it up or put it on your screen, and enjoy." - Paul Levinson, author of The Silk Code and The Plot to Save Socrates

"Includes everything to be classic CanLit: environmentalism, compelling characters, fascinating story, respect for culture, all set to the backdrop of Canada's awe inspiring wild... with bonus undead." - Eric Desmarais, author of Everdome and Parasomnia.

"When Denny searches for her missing father in the dangerous wilderness overrun by the screaming undead, she discovers a piece of what was missing inside her. And through it, a way to reconnect with a planet under siege. Set in the post-climate change Canadian north, this adventure-thriller is a metaphoric journey of the mind and the heart into the soul's search for home. Distant Early Warning is a story of forgiveness and healing. A fulfilling read with interesting characters." - Nina Munteanu, author of A Diary in the Age of Water

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