Her protagonist, zoologist Nerissa Crane has been chosen to attend to a horde of animals kept in the lower desks of The Baleen, a massive submarine designed to save specially selected humans and animals from catastrophic, world-wide floods.
In her attempts to recover the escaped creature, Nerissa’s explorations of the odd submarine society of the upper levels opens her eyes to the sacrifices humans will make in the face of ecological chaos and the lengths they will go to survive.
Dr Naomi Booth, a senior lecturer in creative writing has published a cli-fi horror novel exploring the darkness of paranoias in her debut novel, ''Sealed. ''
It is described as a gripping modern fable on motherhood, a terrifying portrait of ordinary people under threat from their own bodies and from the world around them. With elements of speculative fiction and the macabre, this is also an unforgettable story about a mother’s fight to survive.
“The environment is inseparable from our bodies," she said. "I’m fascinated by the implications that lie within that knowledge, by the idea that in the end, there are factors we simply can’t control, and these are the things that haunt us."