The Mercy Journals


The Mercy Journals, which is Casper’s third novel, is set in 2047 and foreshadows a dark future in the wake of a climate change catastrophe. The story examines human nature through a soldier’s healing process as he comes to terms with his past.

Praise for The Mercy Journals

“From the opening paragraph, I dove into the deep end of a dystopian world that was terrifying, familiar and thrilling, and made me keep reading until the shocking end. The novel focuses on family and survival and love and humans’ nature; hunger, passion, possession, and murder. It’s a masterpiece.” – Jamie Lee Curtis

“The Mercy Journals is a book of extraordinary vision. Part Lord of the Flies, part Romeo Dallaire’s Shake Hands With the Devil, I cam out of this book deeply touched by the characters who moved through it, but also more alert. There’s a sense of the prescient in this novel – of where we could end up if we’re not careful.” – Aislinn Hunter, author of The World Before Us

“I admire tremendously how The Mercy Journals takes current concerns – global warming, PTSD, anti-immigration policies, war – and weaves them seamlessly into a gripping and mysterious plot set in a future world that, like any excellent sci fi, is really about today.” – John Colapinto, staff writer at The New Yorker

“Not since Margaret Atwood’s Snowman have we met such a desperate and compelling hero as Allen Quincy, doing his best to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. Claudia Casper takes us into a chillingly believable landscape where love still clicks in on red high heels and brothers still engage in conflict of biblical proportions.” – Merilyn Simonds, author of The Convict Lover

“Casper’s wry lament for the world is utterly unforgettable. She creates a slow apocalypse and finds real human voices and aching in the collapse and rebirth of society.” – Emily Schultz, author of The Blondes


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