INUNDATION The Drowning of Prince Edward Island has been recently published by David Compton through Friesen Press.
INUNDATION begins in the middle of the 21st century. Although it is a work of fiction, it hews closely to current scientific thinking on the challenges of climate change. It culminates in a series of devastating storms, the last of which reduces Prince Edward Island to three small Islands, setting the stage for the Island’s eventual disappearance from Canadian maps. In this futuristic novel PEI serves as a microcosm of the larger world coping with climate change.
U.S. Review of Books calls it “… a frightening depiction of a potential world to come.”
The book is available online and at major bookstores. Visit www.davidjcompton.com for information.
David Compton is the author of Inundation—an early version of which was a finalist in the 2012 BookLogix Fiction Contest—and of the 2010 memoir, Leaving Home: PEI Farm Boy … CNN News Anchor. After years spent as a broadcast journalist, he has changed focus to write his own stories. Convinced that his children and grandchildren will live in an ever more inhospitable environment because of global warming, he is adding his voice to the calls for action. The result is INUNDATION. Originally from Prince Edward Island, he moved to the U.S. in 1990 for a news anchoring position with CNN International. David lives with his wife of 27 years in the heart of a landlocked American city, which could not be more unlike PEI. He says that he relishes the summer weeks he’s able to spend in his ocean-side cottage on the Island.