Ohio author Stephen Markley’s next novel THE DELUGE is a novel tracing the lives of seven characters as they navigate a rapidly changing America of extreme politics, natural disasters, and solidarity. Within its pages, readers will find what Rebecca Solnit calls “hope in the dark”: wild possibility in the face of staggering odds.
by Stephen Markley
Simon & Schuster, September 2022
(via Writers House)
A masterful, urgent American epic, THE DELUGE tells a thirty year saga that begins in the recent past as untenable cracks in climate and civilization are emerging. Markley tells the gripping, intertwining stories of a controversial oceanographer, a cruel, drug-addled deadbeat, a rock star PR strategist, a brilliant young mathematician and climate modeler, a freshly minted college graduate and wannabe writer, a charismatic climate change celebrity activist, and a clandestine eco-terrorist group by the name of 6Degrees as they are dramatically thrust into decisions of reckoning and resistance as their courage or cowardice decides the fate of our world.
Stephen Markley is an author, screenwriter, and journalist. A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Markley’s previous books include the novel Ohio, the memoir Publish This Book: The Unbelievable True Story of How I Wrote, Sold, and Published This Very Book, and the travelogue Tales of Iceland.