A young girl who lives in the suburbs of South Florida is sent off to release her beloved pet turtle into a canal before a massive hurricane is set to reach her home. Together they venture deep into an irrigation pipe, and stumble upon a lush underground magical swamp, where powerful swamp creatures lurk that have an urgent mission for their human visitor...
Beth and the Hurricane Council is a story inspired by my childhood growing up in the manufactured landscape of suburban South Florida. As a child I took a fascination with the seemingly uninhabitable natural Floridan environment, and the creatures that called this landscape their home. With Beth and the Hurricane Council, I hope to circulate a magical story that takes place in this landscape - a place with a unique relationship to the natural world that is not often seen in literature.
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