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WEATHER WOMAN a comic cli-fi novel by Cai Emmons
Cai Emmons is also the author of the novels His Mother’s Son and The Stylist. A graduate of Yale University, with MFAs from New York University and the University of Oregon, Emmons is formerly a playwright and screenwriter. Her short work has appeared in such publications as TriQuarterly, Narrative and Arts and Culture, among others. She teaches in the University of Oregon’s Creative Writing Program.
“Bronwyn, the central character in Cai Emmons’ novel Weather Woman, comes face-to-face with extreme weather, fire, ice, and the complex social psychology of climate change discourse. As a TV meteorologist she is pressed to lighten up and spin the weather in feel-good ways, reflecting the mainstream media’s tendency to deny the inconvenient challenge of climate change. The Siberian tundra is brought into focus, and throughout the novel the writing allows us to feel the emotional intensity that comes with connecting with the wild power of nature.” —Jason Box, glaciologist and climatologist, dubbed “The Ice Maverick” by Rolling Stone
“Weather Woman tells the utterly absorbing story of a failed graduate student who goes from reporting the weather - she’s a singing meteorologist - to having a much more complicated relationship with it. As Bronwyn gradually discovers her powers, she also struggles to use them responsibly. In doing so, she finds herself arguing with skeptics and believers alike. Cai Emmons has written a deeply fascinating and extremely timely novel.”—Margot Livesey