We Will All Be Trees
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We Will All Be Trees provides a hilarious and illuminating insider’s report on tree planting culture, combined with a biotech mystery. Grant is a long-time planter with a cracked past, whose already jaded veteran worldview becomes increasingly unhinged throughout the course of a brutal contract. Grant, along with an odd cast of characters — including bikers, rappers, hippie rednecks and freeloving Quebecers – must attempt to upend the malevolent plans of Northern Cloners and reset the balance between planter and tree. Employing a dreamy prose style and multiple points of view, Massey brings to life an engagement with nature that acknowledges its terrifying, illogical aspects.
Josh Massey’s prose and poetry has appeared in magazines across the country and abroad. Often based in Ottawa he has planted in four provinces, and over the last few years has earned his living doing forest and wildlife inventory. He composed we will all be trees on a portable typewriter in Guatemala, Montreal, and Northern BC. He currently lives in Telkwa, BC.