Set in 2087, Three Degrees and Gone by J. Stewart Willis follows three immigrant families who are forced to flee their homes because of coastal flooding and extreme changes in weather. Embarking on a long, arduous journey, the refugees attempt an unauthorized border crossing into Canada, crossing boundaries—of nations, laws and morality—in hopes of a better life.
Three Degrees and Gone was honored as a 2022 Book Excellence Award Winner in the Environment category. The international book award competition recognizes books for excellence in writing, design and overall market appeal. The competition celebrates both independent and traditionally published authors in over 100 countries around the world.
“My goal was to sound the alarm for global warming,” says author, J. Stewart Willis. A post-apocalyptic thriller set in a near-future Earth, the book showcases a world where the average global temperature has risen three degrees, submerging countless cities and towns, displacing millions, and destroying local and regional economies. “I wanted readers to understand the potential impact of global warming and showcase what disasters can do to the ordinary man.”
Though a piece of fiction, the book offers an interesting look at what life and matters of survival may look like if climate change is left unchecked. Readers will bear witness to mass migrations, more extreme weather patterns, and other catastrophic realities, which are played out through the lives of the main characters in the dystopian work. In addition, readers will learn about patience, determination and not giving up through the plight of the displaced families.
The book has received positive reviews from some of the most well-renowned authors, publications, and reviewers around the world. Kirkus Reviews wrote Three Degrees and Gone is, “an exceptional tale of the future that quietly sounds the alarm about extremities of human nature.” Blue Ink Review wrote, “The storyline is fast-paced and action-packed, offering a well-executed conclusion. Comparisons to current events…are unavoidable and profoundly moving.”
Three Degrees and Gone is available for sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online bookstores. Readers, book clubs and those interested in fast-paced action thrillers and dystopian fiction are encouraged to visit: jstewartwillisbooks.com.
About the Author
J. Stewart Willis is the award-winning author of five novels. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and served in Taiwan and Vietnam as Signal Officer of the 173rd Airborne Brigade. He spent the next 16 years as a Professor of Physics and proudly gave 25 years of his life to the U.S. Army. Following his retirement from the military, he spent 12 years working for TRW, Inc. in Nevada, during which he worked on three high-value proposals, managing one worth more than $100 million. Willis then moved into politics as the three-time elected mayor of Washington, Virginia, before finally turning to his first passion: writing. Willis writes fast-paced action thrillers that are rich with insight and experience based on real-life events. Each path he took in life is weaved into his writing, from his days in the military to his more recent time spent in technology and politics. His novels have been met with critical acclaim, with five star reviews and awards from major industry publications and organizations around the world.
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