Chapter 11 — Country Life

A serial novel in the form of correspondence among a family while the world as we know it collapses around us. I recommend you start at the Introduction:

But you can start anywhere you want.

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Chapter 11:


Dear Benjamin!

Bravo for getting your letters to us! I cannot tell you how pleased we are to hear from you, Mel, and your mom! Before I say…



Set in St. Paul, MN and rural Wisconsin, the story follows a teen and his family, who get caught up in the aftereffects of a series of climate change disasters.

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Andrew Gaertner

To live in a world of peace and justice we must imagine it first. For this, we need artists and writers. I write to reach for the edges of what is possible.