Lucky Storms, Part 2
A Book of Love Stories
Dear Readers —
My upcoming novel Lucky Storms is nearing completion. Last week I began to publish serialized excerpts of it for paid subscribers.
Beneath the paywall below are Chapters 3 and 4
Here’s what best-selling author and witch Amanda Yates Garcia says about Lucky Storms. (Amanda’s fabulous newsletter is here.)
“We begin the story of LUCKY STORMS, appropriately, on the edge of an ecological apocalypse. But Rob Brezsny is one of the few writers I know who won’t deliver us into the hands of despair.
“Instead he uses his medicinal and ecstatic love for the world to help us become the kind of people who recognize joy as both a weapon and a cure.
“LUCKY STORMS was written by a shape-shifter. Reading it, you’ll join the protagonists in becoming ivory-billed woodpeckers, Indian rhinoceroses, and rattlesnakes.
“You’ll become a connoisseur of bark beetles, enjoy a brief moment as the breath of Rimbaud. You’ll team up with Medusa, Skeleton Woman, and Harriet Tubman. You’re in for a wild ride.
“But my favorite part about this book? It’s also a love story. The kind we hardly ever get to read about, with lovers who age and only find each other more exhilarating as they go.
“Lovers who see into each other’s inner worlds, and by the powers of their celebratory gaze, collaborate in bringing talismans of compassion back into the outer world where they can work their magic.
“This is the kind of book that makes you believe in love, and that no matter the horrors of history, life is worth living. Lucky Storms proves that not only can dreams come true, they can change the world.”
Here’s a description of the book:
LUCKY STORMS is a novel that blends multiple love stories:
• an adoration of the Earth during a time of environmental emergency
• a prayer for empathy and intimacy to be revered as superpowers that can prevent ecocide
• an invocation of the divine feminine rising up sacred and strong within people of all genders
• a celebration of our nightly dreams as healing agents
• a communion with the non-human intelligences of our gorgeous planet