New Release: INLAND – – A look at the effects of climate change by Kate Risse

Inland By Katie Risse
Releasing today!

Welcome to the gripping narrative of Inland, Kate Risse’s first novel. Set in the year 2026, Inland transports readers into the near future, where the forces of climate change irrevocably alter the Earth’s landscape. It is not just a journey across the flooded ruins of America but a deep dive into the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming odds.

Inland challenges readers to consider the future we are creating, emphasizing not just the environmental impact of our actions but the human cost of inaction. Through Juliet, Martin, and Billy’s intertwined stories, Risse explores themes of survival, technology’s double-edged sword, and the indomitable nature of human relationships.

Inland: Risse, Kate: 9781961905078: Books

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Kate Risse was born in Boston and spent summers at her grandparents’ beach house along a central stretch of the Florida Panhandle. She remembers expansive rolling white dunes covered with saw grass and sea oats, wild rosemary, and shorebird nests, much of which have since been paved with asphalt. While weather along this coast has always been unpredictable, category 5 Hurricane Michael, making landfall in 2018, obliterated neighbors’ houses and animal habitats on the barrier island where Kate spends time with her family, affording a glimpse of what humanity and all living things are up against as the climate changes, and fueling this what if narrative.

Kate earned a Ph.D. in Hispanic studies from Boston College. She teaches Spanish language and culture at Tufts University, including a course on climate justice. She has published both short fiction and articles on Spanish history. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with her family.