An Environmental Novel. Elderly Jim Easom finds himself alone, having inexplicably survived a devastating pandemic. He sets out on an odyssey across the continent from his home in now-deserted Southern Ontario hoping to reach the Northwest Territories, to find other survivors, and to build a new home. He adopts just two: a sheltie puppy, and a thirteen-year-old girl. They, like him, have suffered much, with more sorrow to come. Together they make their way, trying to adapt to the shattering new world reality. Their story provides the framework for a critical analysis of the man-made crisis of the biosphere.... of the trip was a matter of carefully working out daily travel itineraries and finding shelter and supplies for us and fuel for the Prius. ... The pontoons probably required regular maintenance, and the moorings for some of them seemed doubtful.
|Title||:||Rocky Mountain Locust|
|Author||:||M. I. Lastman|
|Publisher||:||FriesenPress - 2014-10-22|