Jim’s story in McSweeney’s, “The Netherlands Lives With Water”

Check out Alec’s Oddments for an interesting review of McSweeney’s.  Jim’s story is mentioned:

“The other strong tale is the ferocious ‘The Netherlands Lives With Water’, by Jim Shepard. In terms of setting it’s a fairly straightforward look at climate change: the sea is coming to get us, and there’s not a thing we can do about it. For all our technological fripperies, the planet can nail us whenever it feels that way inclined. Particularly relevant in the wake of the ash cloud that quite casually knocked out all our air travel. On a human level, this, like ‘Memory Wall’ and ‘The Black Square’, is  about isolation and loss, the way we, like the sea, have tides that can crush us gloriously together or tear us brutally apart. Not a cheery tale, but a powerful one.”

The rest of the post here: http://alecijohnson.blogspot.com/2010/06/mcsweeneys-32-2024.html

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