LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Way Things Are Publications, an independent press that focuses on raising social awareness, announced today the launch of its first book The Tree Museum, by Kathleen Kaufman. The title is an environmental thriller that follows a world completely transformed by an enigmatic and powerful totalitarian force known only as the Signmakers. In effort to transform humanity into an environmentally stable civilization, the Signmakers systematically eliminate anything and any person that they deem wasteful. The story follows a torn couple on their odyssey throughout the American southwest while the Signmakers transform the world around them.
The book addresses a plethora of issues surrounding the environmental problems humanity faces and how these problems can be resolved. Suggesting that the human race is not fully capable of resolving destructive patterns, The Tree Museum explores the idea that someone may need to force humanity to change. Doing so would result in a totalitarian movement and the complete loss of civil liberties, but with ultimate self-sufficiency as the outcome.
Apart from the philosophical debates that The Tree Museum uncovers, the compelling journey of the protagonists are steeped in psychological tension. As the characters battle their own shortcomings, the changing landscape around them, and dangerous psychosis, their journey is even more challenging and captivating as the world they live in.
“We chose The Tree Museum for our launch publication because we believe it encapsulates how fiction can challenge our views and force us to ask very important questions about ourselves and our society,” said Jennifer Havenner, Director of Publishing for The Way Things Are Publications. “This book fits our mission to elevate social consciousness in a very real and engaging way.”
The Tree Museum is available now at all major bookstores for $14.95.
About The Way Things Are Publications
The Way Things Are Publications is a publisher of fiction and non-fiction that share philosophical sensibilities and strive to elevate social consciousness by focusing on socially relevant material.
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