“With high stakes and a solid emotional core, and a perfect balance of speculation and an all-too-real vision of climate apocalypse, Kern shows the necessity of compassion, empathy, and community in the face of crisis.”
— Publishers Weekly starred review

“This book is a ghost story, but it’s a love story too: to the queer community, to those we’ve lost, and all we stand to lose if we don’t take drastic action. Kern’s prose is tremendously effective and will both break your heart and offer hope.”
— Chicago Review of Books

About the Book

When an unprecedented hurricane devastates the city of Houston, Noah Mishner finds shelter in the Dallas Mavericks’ basketball arena. Though he finds community among other queer refugees, Noah fears his trans and Jewish identities put him at risk with certain “capital-T” Texans. His fears take form when he starts seeing visions of his great-grandfather Abe, who fled Nazi Germany as a boy. As the climate crisis intensifies and conditions in the shelter deteriorate, Abe’s ghost grows more powerful. Ultimately, Noah must decide whether he can trust his ancestor — and whether he’s willing to sacrifice his identity and community in order to survive.

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About Sim Kern

B&W photograph of author Sim Kern

Sim Kern is a speculative fiction writer currently living in Houston, Texas. They have stories in Metaphorosis, The Colored Lens, and Wizards in Space magazine.

Follow them on Twitter @sim_kern, on Instagram @Sim_bookstagrams_badly, and on their YouTube channel. Check out their author website at www.simkern.com.

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Depart, Depart! Paperback | $18.99 CAD
Release Date: September 1, 2020
Ordering directly from Stelliform, you will receive a paperback printed on recycled paper. At this time, paperbacks ordered from other sources such as Amazon are not printed on recycled paper stock. Payment is through PayPal, in Canadian dollars.
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Depart, Depart! Ebook | $9.99 CAD
Release Date: September 1, 2020
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