A new literature of loss: the loss of our world.
Subjected to the frenzy of the 21st century, humanity sees its relationship to the world unbalanced and discovers solastalgia, this existential distress caused by irreversible changes in our environment. Through seven compassionate fictions, Antoine Desjardins questions our deep and restless inner landscapes. How does the disappearance of right whales affect a couple’s love life? What do the raindrops falling on a window tell to a teenager trapped in his hospital bed?
And, even more crucially, how do we perpetuate hope and a sense of wonder in children about the ecological crisis? These are some of the questions that this text illustrates with nuance and tenderness, without complacency or moralism.
Fire Index paints the uncertainties of a future where everything is still to play for.