15 Dec 2022

We Can(ada) Read: THE ANNUAL MIGRATION OF CLOUDS by Premee Mohamed

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Author: Premee Mohamed
Series: N/A
Source: Swag bag from Word on the Street
Publisher: ECW Press
Publication Date: September 28, 2021

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Representation: Canadian Indigenous practices, class relations

In post-climate disaster Alberta, a woman infected with a mysterious parasite must choose whether to pursue a rare opportunity far from home or stay and help rebuild her community.

The world is nothing like it once was: climate disasters have wracked the continent, causing food shortages, ending industry, and leaving little behind. Then came Cad, mysterious mind-altering fungi that invade the bodies of the now scattered citizenry. Reid, a young woman who carries this parasite, has been given a chance to get away - to move to one of the last remnants of pre-disaster society - but she can't bring herself to abandon her mother and the community that relies on her.

When she's offered a coveted place on a dangerous and profitable mission, she jumps at the opportunity to set her family up for life, but how can Reid ask people to put their trust in her when she can't even trust her own mind?
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Content Warning: disease, animal death, drugs

Set in a post-apocalyptic climate disaster, this book really shows us more of what is likely to happen to us rather than anything else. I really enjoyed seeing the "reimagining" of the world in the future once electricity is gone and we have completed depleted resources. Being set in Alberta only made it that much better.

I liked seeing the community elements, the way that even though we were in desperate times, people still worked together to get what they needed, and how we keep on surviving no matter what.

I thought this was a really interesting book and a lot of it was packed into a short novella length. However, I definitely wanted a bit more nuance of the University, the community, and the disease that is impacting them all. I think these elements would have really solidified this novel for me.

Definitely check this out!

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