Cover Reveal: Water & Glass by Abi Curtis
Midas and Cloud Lodge Books today reveal the cover jacket for award-winning poet Abi Curtis’ debut novel, Water & Glass (out 30th November).
Abi Curtis is a Professor of Creative Writing at York St. John University. In 2004, she received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors. Her first poetry collection Unexpected Weather was published after winning the Crashaw Poetry Prize in 2008. In 2013 Curtis won the Somerset Maugham Award for her second poetry collection The Glass Delusion, which allowed her to travel in Istanbul where inspiration for Water & Glass began to flourish.
Water & Glass is a thrilling environmental dystopia. Zoologist Nerissa Crane has been chosen to attend to the 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. Her job is to care for her charges and not ask questions. Amidst the hubbub of the animal quarters, a captive creature escapes and scuttles into the upper levels of the ship. He soon becomes an unobtrusive witness to the fearful gossip now spreading about the decks; whispers of a malevolent stowaway in the shadows of the hold. 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.
With stunning prose and a riveting narrative, Abi Curtis’ debut novel explores the impact of environmental disasters on our world.
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