The Book of Drought


978-1-68003-392-2 Paperback
6 x 9 x 0 in
86 pp. none
Pub Date: 09/01/2024
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In The Book of Drought, Rob Carney skips ahead to the ending, setting his unnamed Listen-Recorder in a near-future landscape newly wrecked by drought. Instead of water: dead lakebeds. Instead of wild animals: bones. The sky is now cloudless, and the city’s faucets are dry. No one has adjusted yet, but some gather in an empty river to grieve, remember, and to tell their stories, the stories that become this book. Part dystopian warning, part dry-humor protest, part mythology and song—get ready for some sad-mad beauty, but with open-eyed hope.

Published by Texas Review Press