Thawing as she goes / Katharine Trim.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Katharine Trim, Copyright date: ©2022Description: 356 sidor illustrationsContent type:
- Thawing as she goes : a novel about climate change [Cover title]
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Janey's gonna scream. Her grandmother Kara and her generation got all they wanted out of life. Now they're too old and feeling guilty, so they created this world where sacrifice is the only sport... When we look back on 2022, all we did to protect the planet was talk. But soon the floods, fires and financial disasters piled up. Then Canadians collectively said "enough!" That's how the post-consumer era got started, and how Canada in the 2050s became today's model of environmental virtue. Just ask Janey Fulco how it's going. "Sure we've had to learn to live with some bitter shit, like the travel restrictions, garbage wars and meat rationing. You know, in the name of beating our so-called addiction to consumerism. And yeah, some changes are harder on the nerves. Like a lot of the crap the government tells us. But we all get it It's much safer now than those freaky, scary years with the sudden flooding, endless fires or smothered in unrelenting heat. Nobody wants the cruel panic again." Senior public servant Ally Asher has been key to what's turned the country into this better place. As the influential head of the federal government's prized propaganda department, she's led the movement to convert wanton consumers into responsible citizens. But lately she's avoiding her gnawing doubts. Some of the latest ideas seem bonkers. Maybe it's her problem. Or maybe it's a problem for the government. Thawing As She Goes introduces us to an all-ages cast of women coping with the everyday life of the future. Through the intimate portrayal of work and family life, these women reveal the tension between the generations that simmers beneath the surface -- as they all adapt to the future's mix of immersive technologies and big environmental changes. Making it worth it while chasing the age-old pursuits: love, hope for their kids, as well as a real connection with each other."-- Goodreads.com.
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