New from Anxiety and Outcast Press: Beaver Girl
Anxiety and Outcast Press are pleased to announce the release of Beaver Girl by Cassie Premo Steele.
This collaborative effort unveils a gripping narrative that blends gritty realism with a dystopian backdrop, offering readers a unique and thought-provoking experience.
Set against the backdrop of a post-pandemic and climate-collapsed world, Beaver Girl follows the journey of Livia, a 19-year-old confronting the aftermath of environmental upheaval. As wildfires encircle her, Livia seeks solace in Congaree National Park, where an unexpected alliance with a beaver family becomes a central theme in her fight for survival.
Steele skillfully intertwines elements of a morality tale, shedding light on humanity's role in climate disaster. The novel delves into the ecological significance of beavers as keystone species, emphasizing their ability to shape landscapes and create sustainable water sources.
Beaver Girl transcends traditional genres, offering a narrative that explores themes of redemption, resilience, and the interconnectedness of all living beings. Anxiety and Outcast Press, through this joint venture, bring forth a powerful story that challenges readers to reflect on the consequences of environmental negligence.
About the Author
Cassie Premo Steele is a lesbian ecofeminist novelist, essayist, and poet. The author of many books, her newest novel, BEAVER GIRL (Anxiety and Outcast Press 2023) is available now at leading bookstores and online retailers.