Now We Can See the Moon

Berit Ellingsen (Author)


A coastline razed and inundated by a hurricane. A traveler journeying towards the flood instead of away from it. A team of rescue workers ­without anyone to rescue, but who for various ­reasons can't leave the drowned city. It has been said that those who live by the sword shall die by the sword, but what about those whose job it is to save ­others? When the storehouse and everything in it has burned down, will we finally be able to see the moon?

Product Details

Snuggly Books
Publish Date
May 28, 2018
6.0 X 0.58 X 9.0 inches | 0.83 pounds

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About the Author

Berit Ellingsen's novel Not Dark Yet was published by Two Dollar Radio in November 2015. She is the author of the short story collections the Liquid Skin and Vessel & Solsvart, and the novel Une Ville Vide (PublieMonde). Her work has appeared in W.W. Norton's Flash Fiction International, SmokeLong Quarterly, Unstuck, Litro, Up Here - The North at the Center of the World, and other places, and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and the British Science Fiction Award. Berit is a member of the Norwegian Author's Union and divides her time between Norway and the polar regions.


"Now We Can See the Moon explores the prospects of climate-changed near futures in a profound, unsettling, and humanistic manner. Ellingsen blends the fine grain of individual characters with the group dynamics of a disaster response team to lead readers into imagining how hurricanes and other ecological catastrophes shape the lives of people alone and in communities. In Ellingsen's deft hands, a set of gold-rimmed china becomes uncanny signifiers of quotidian life disrupted, a swarm of eels becomes a writhing feeding collective that entrances even as it repulses, and a routine conversation about minutia can slide into a brilliant speculation on the relative positions of starts billions of years in the future. Now We Can See the Moon creeps up on you, seeps into you, and leaves your mind crackling long after you've finished the final chapter."

--Dr. Andy Hageman