Sunday, November 6, 2016

A ''cli-fi'' novel from CANADA is ready for publication and seeking a publisher in Canada or elsewhere. -- [DETAILS BELOW]

A ''cli-fi'' novel from CANADA is ready for publication and seeking a publisher in Canada or elsewhere.

The author is shopping around a /eco-terrorism novel with a torn family and bike-courtier love. ''White Noise'' meets ''The Corrections'' is one way to frame the novel. SEE BELOW:
A Canadian writer and novelist has written an [as-yet-unpubished but ready to be published] ''cli-fi'' literary novel set in Canada about the tar sands issues, a literary novel concerned with the environment, eco-terrorism and how climate change will impact the heart and the family, not just the wallet and the state.
International fiction is increasingly interested in cli-fi and until now, no novel has addressed Canada's oil sands, which are both the epitome of peak oil and the least sustainable project on the planet. American literature often addresses slavery; German literature often reckons with the Nazi Holocaust; here, finally, is a novel of not only Canada's oil sands, but also of how climate change is poised to challenge the family and the heart, not just the wallet and the environment. [The novel weighs in at 131,000 words.]
The story, in brief:
A teenage Canadian girl has grown up the privileged daughter of a geologist turned Calgary oil sands executive. When she falls for a Calgary bike courier who secretly scans many of the oil contracts he's paid to deliver, she finds a lover and a comrade-in-green-arms. Alarmed by the historical 'Project Cauldron' — the private (and patented!) American proposal to liquify the oil in Alberta's tar sands with nuclear weapons — the increasingly militant green lovers go north to Fort Mac with the plan of exploding the containment wall of an oil-sands tailings pond dam to flood the entire region in toxins and bring the industry to a halt. The environmental racism that finds northern Canadian First Nations poisoned is also resented by character in the novel who is a Cree sniper and whose bile-duct cancer brought him home prematurely from the war in Afghanistan. He, too, has a plan to stop the sands.
The author has taught creative writing and contemporary fiction at 4 Canadian universities and has published or presented literary essays in France, Sweden, Canada, Germany, the United States, India and Iceland. The opening prologue of his novel is forthcoming in one of Canada's literary magazines.

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