How High We Go In The Dark
By: Sequoia Nagamatsu
William Morrow Books
Publish Date 18 January 2022
I would like to thank William Morrow books for sending me the arc for this book for my honest review.
Good Reads synopsis:
Beginning in 2030, a grieving archeologist arrives in the Arctic Circle to continue the work of his recently deceased daughter at the Batagaika crater, where researchers are studying long-buried secrets now revealed in melting permafrost, including the perfectly preserved remains of a girl who appears to have died of an ancient virus.
Once unleashed, the Arctic Plague will reshape life on earth for generations to come, quickly traversing the globe, forcing humanity to devise a myriad of moving and inventive ways to embrace possibility in the face of tragedy. In a theme park designed for terminally ill children, a cynical employee falls in love with a mother desperate to hold on to her infected son. A heartbroken scientist searching for a cure finds a second chance at fatherhood when one of his test subjects—a pig—develops the capacity for human speech. A widowed painter and her teenaged granddaughter embark on a cosmic quest to locate a new home planet.
From funerary skyscrapers to hotels for the dead to interstellar starships, Sequoia Nagamatsu takes readers on a wildly original and compassionate journey, spanning continents, centuries, and even celestial bodies to tell a story about the resiliency of the human spirit, our infinite capacity to dream, and the connective threads that tie us all together in the universe.
This book actually surprised me. I ended up really enjoying it. I gave it 4 stars. This book is about a plague that starts in the Arctic Circle. The chapters aren’t number and kind of made no sense at all. I then realized that chapter did make sense because they intersected. I like how the author did this and it made the reading experience more enjoyable to me. Each chapter is in a different location and has a different character. The chapter breaks help you figure out how the stories connect.
You do become invested in the characters and feel for them and their families. I had a lot of feelings and beware you will cry.
This book is perfect for our time now and I believe it is important to read now. It will help people realize that there is an end and that not all people gave up.