Smiling at Grief in a House in a Forest Where Life Grows-9781911540250

Smiling at Grief in a House in a Forest Where Life Grows by Fortune, Jan

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Author: Fortune, Jan

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Published on 21 June 2024 by Cinnamon Press in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 182 pages
198 x 127 x 13 | 250g

Summer Solstice 2065. 16 years after a devastating pandemic and societal collapse. Viola sets off into the forest to prepare for the gathering of her community, who bring their ghosts and fears, hopes and secrets, knowing that a single day can change everything.

And theirs are not the only voices. The forest also has stories of grief and resurrection, trauma and forgiveness.

Linguistically-inventive and deeply moving, this richly layered narrative asks what we mean by consciousness or a life well-lived, human or non-human.

Beyond the end of the world, where is life to be found?