This book looks amazing, yet another out by Stelliform Press (coming this fall). This novella is an expansion of the 2021 Theodore Sturgeon Award winner, “An Important Failure” by Rebecca Campbell.
A professor in pandemic isolation rescues books from the flooded and collapsing McPherson Library. A man plants fireweed on the hillside of his depopulated Vancouver Island suburb. An aspiring luthier poaches the last ancient Sitka spruce to make a violin for a child prodigy. Campbell’s astonishing vision pulls the echoing effects of small acts and intimate moments through this multi-generational and interconnected story of how a West coast community survives the ravages of climate change.