We are delighted to announce that Octavia Cade’s novella, THE IMPOSSIBLE RESURRECTION OF GRIEF, is now available for purchase. While supplies last, we have signed copies printed on recycled paper available directly from the publisher.
About the Book
Catherine Woulfe from The Spinoff calls the book “uncanny, unsettling, [and] brilliant,” while Publishers Weekly notes that “This thoughtful work is a reminder of humanity’s connection and responsibility to the natural world.” The Impossible Resurrection of Grief is the story of marine biologist Ruby and The Grief, an unstoppable melancholia that ends in suicide. When Ruby’s friend, mourning the loss of the Great Barrier Reef, succumbs to the Grief, the letters she leaves behind reveal the hidden world of the resurrected dead. The Tasmanian tiger, brought back from extinction in an isolated facility, is only the first… but rebirth is not always biological, and it comes with a price. As a scientist, Ruby resists the Grief by focusing her research on resilient jellyfish, but she can’t avoid choosing which side she’s on. Struggling with the loss of her friend and the impending loss of her marriage, can Ruby fight against the dead and the forces behind them when doing so risks her home, her life, and the entire biosphere?
About the Author
Octavia Cade is a New Zealand writer with a PhD in science communication. She attended Clarion West 2016, has won three Sir Julius Vogel awards for speculative fiction, and is a Bram Stoker nominee. She was the 2020 writer in residence at Massey University, where she wrote The Impossible Resurrection of Grief.
Watch a Video Excerpt
Watch the captioned video of Octavia Cade reading from The Impossible Resurrection of Grief below, or read the text here.
Join Us at the Launch
We’re having a launch party May 20 at 8pm EDT and we’d love for you to be there! Pick up your free tickets, or snag a book at a special launch price at Eventbrite.