Reading of the new dystopian political thriller, In Our Bones. A novel written precisely for this moment of time where authoritarianism, white nationalism and climate change rage. In a world where values are tested and morality is unsettlingly murky, Lauren must break free from the constraints in her mind to protect her family.
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Novel read in its entirety by Sherry Plath O’Keefe
Music for this episode from Bensound; Of Elias Dream
400 years in the future humanity and the planet earth look remarkably different due to the ravages of climate change. The epilogue spells out what the future might look like.
Episode 19: Remembrance
We flash forward into a future where Ben and Khadijah are now old. They are reflecting on their lives at a special Nacia holiday called Remembrance Day. We learn of Ben’s true identity and hear his moving tribute to Lauren and Rachel.
Episode 17: James and Ruby - Laws
James and Ruby Abbott are the founders of the ecological city of Nacia. Before they do we find out what nearly broke them while they were living in New Orleans and how they suddenly became wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. The reality of climate change is explored in depth.
Episode 16: North Star
The worn-out group travels through burnt-out forest to get to finally get to Kanata (Canada). One in their party becomes gravely ill, and they enter a small town to find a drunken doctor who does little to help.
Episode 15: Extinction
The Resistance camp is raided by the Federal government, and Lauren’s family escapes for their lives through the forests of northern Minnesota. Ben makes a sad discovery about extinction, and Lauren must come to terms with her complicity around climate change.
Episode 14: Action, Not Guilt
Lauren and her family are taken to the Resistance camp against their wishes, because the Camp’s security leader knows it’s too unsafe for Ben to travel, since he’s mixed race and the militias are waging a campaigner terror.
In our Bones
A must read or listen!