ADRIFT begins when one woman wakes up alone in the year 2038, on a sailboat in British Columbia, with no memory and a foreboding note in hand: “Don’t look back... Start over.”
As she sets sail across the coast of British Columbia, she realizes that she is just one of many “amnesia refugees” who appear to be escaping climate disaster in the United States—and the mystery of her identity is darker than she ever possibly imagined.
PRAISE FOR ADRIFT:
“An eloquent, intelligent thriller with a truly scary message about a planet in crisis.” –Eliza Jane Brazier, author of Good Rich People
"A taut page-turning thriller and also be the kind of story that makes you think about the nature of self…full of apocalyptic tension, tempered by warm human connection, this is a book that will stay in my memory for life.” –Marissa Levien, author of The World Gives Way"Crackles with urgency and humanity, knotting together issues of climate, selfhood, and loss in a book made to meet the moment. A must read for 2023.” –Katie Lattari, author of Dark Things I Adore
The truth doesn't always set you free...
Ess wakes up alone on a sailboat in the remote Pacific Northwest with no memory of who she is or how she got there.
She finds a note, but it's more warning than comfort: Start over.
Don't make yourself known.
Don't look back.
Ess must have answers.
She sails over a turbulent ocean to a town hundreds of miles away that, she hopes, might offer insight.
The chilling clues she uncovers point to a desperate attempt at erasing her former life.
And someone is watching her…someone who knows she must never learn her truth.
In Ess's world, the earth is precariously balanced at a climate tipping point, and she is perched at the edge of a choice: which life does she want?
The one taken from her―and the dangerous secret that was buried―or the new one she can make for herself?
A galvanizing riddle that is just as unmooring as it seems, this sharp character-driven odyssey explores a future challenged by our quickly changing world and the choices we must make to save what matters most.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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LISA BRIDEAU (‘bree-doe’) was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada in the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw People.
Her writing is inspired by the ridiculous quantities of science fiction she read during her formative years with a crust of CanLit layered on top.
She has a B.Eng in Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University and an M.Sc in Urban Planning from the University of British Columbia and currently works as a sustainability specialist.
When she takes breaks from trying to mitigate catastrophic climate change, she likes to write speculative fiction or practice her waltz.
She lives in Vancouver, BC (the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples) with her partner and their herd of cats.
She is most likely cuddling a cat right now.
ADRIFT is Lisa's debut novel.