The Great Transition

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Atria Books
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5.9 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author
Nick Fuller Googins has published short stories and essays in The Paris Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Maine, and works as an elementary school teacher. The Great Transition is his first novel.
"Hopeful, bold, imaginative, and heartbreaking, The Great Transition lucidly shows the incredible capacity of utopian thinking to inspire and change lives, while addressing the devastating costs of climate inaction. I can't stop thinking about this visionary novel and its singular characters. Nick Fuller Googins has written a book for the present and the future -- read this and you will be changed." --Michelle Min Sterling, New York Times bestselling author of Camp Zero
"A magnificent debut novel that's both an important cautionary tale and a deeply compelling family story. Although set in a stunningly well-imagined future in the aftermath of a climate apocalypse, The Great Transition is electrifyingly relevant. I can't remember ever being more impressed with a first novel." --William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author of This Tender Land
"Nick Fuller Googins demonstrates exactly the kind of clear-eyed utopian thinking we'll need more of as we work together to solve our climate crisis, wrapping a call to action, accountability, and mutual aid in a story that's as thrilling as it is moving. Every worthwhile novel sets out to change its reader--this one sets out to change the world. I hope it does." --Matt Bell, author of Appleseed
"The Great Transition asks what it means to start over--as a society and as individuals--and then answers with visionary scope. Offering readers thrilling glimpses into utopic possibilities born from collective mobilization, as well as an unflinching assessment of our climate crisis, Nick Fuller Googins brilliantly renders the personal political and the political personal. A must-read debut that kept me enthralled and left me inspired." --Allegra Hyde, author of Eleutheria
"This book melds the huge and the intimate, the imperatives of our global climate crisis with the more compact narrative of a family trying to do right by one another when the world goes sideways. Fuller-Googins stares down some of today's biggest societal issues with abundant imagination and endless empathy." --Emily Nemens, author of The Cactus League
"This remarkable novel tells the story of a family trying to hold together after the world has shattered by a cataclysmic climate disaster. Nick Fuller Googins writes beautifully and knowledgeably about the speculative future while focusing on a compelling human story. I was moved by the enormous moral conviction at the heart of The Great Transition and its vision of the future, one that is full of human folly but ultimately offers hope. This is a profound work of great wisdom." --Alice Elliott Dark, author of Fellowship Point and In the Gloaming
"The Great Transition sets itself apart through its visionary scope and possibility for change...Urgent but important read for those ready to advocate for future generations." --Chicago Review of Books
"Googins writes inspiring, vivid depictions of people putting aside their differences as they work to restore damaged habitats and put out massive forest fires in the novel's past. But "The Great Transition" shines especially in its nuanced exploration of generational trauma and denial." --The Washington Post