‘The Disappearing Shore’ by Roberta Park

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So, I was gifted a copy of Roberta Park’s eco novella ‘The Disappearing Shore’ and decided to share about it here. I really enjoyed the honest message and depiction of the characters. Part 1 of the book gives snapshots – a peek into people’s varying experiences – which then comes together nicely for me in part 2 and 3. There is so much I want to say and share, but at risk of giving too much away about the story. So if you decide to read it, let me know when you are finished so we can compare our thoughts! Email me at janet@artlovenature.co.za

The Synopsis

What if we are already past the point of no return?

This enigmatic three-part novella imagines what might happen if the nice environmentalists next door finally snapped and started telling the truth—the real truth about their overwhelming guilt, rage, and fear. As the story unfolds, others break their silence in a desperate bid to save their corner of the world from the recklessness that has led us here.

From the confessions of today’s unlikely heroes — full of candour and dark humour – The Disappearing Shore depicts a much different tomorrow, and the struggle of those determined to continue the human story.

We are at an extraordinary point in human history, and this eco-lit tale by Roberta Park addresses the fears and responsibility we must face.