A disaster in the near future prompts an attempt to change the pastSet in Kansas in the year 2039, this science fiction novel places ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances when an earthquake that has slowed down time forces two protagonists to confront their pasts to fix their broken lives in the present. Using a combination of natural resources, ancient rituals, and futuristic technology, one character revises his past decisions to alter his present self. This narrative shows how individual choices can alter wider reality, and how community and local economy can offer an alternative to the economic and environmental dystopia the characters find themselves in.
Author BiographyKathleen De Grave is the author of Company Woman; In Real Life Women Don’t Play Jazz; and Swindler, Spy, Rebel. She is a professor of American literature and fiction writing at Pittsburg State University. She lives in Pittsburg, Kansas.