Just to be a little tease I am–right here, right now–revealing the epigraphs for The Sunken Land Begins To Rise Again (Gollancz, June 2020, if any of us are still alive & still breathing air by then). Make of them what you will.
“Gradually the sunken land begins to rise again, and falls perhaps again, and rises again after that.”
–Charles Kingsley, Thoughts in a Gravel Pit
“…some things are drawn to water and behave differently when they are near it.”
–Olivia Laing, To the River
“Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.”
—1 Corinthians 15:51