Queer lower class left to die, collectively surviving in an environmental apocalyptic near future, and fighting back against rich landlords? Chef's kiss. This is one of those books that is utterly devastating - and somehow hopeful at the same time - in the truths it speaks. This is a book that defies the one-man apocalypse survivor trope, both in gender stereotypes and realism in the effectiveness and necessity of community building. This is a book that made me think, oh god, I need to obtain a crowbar (or three) and twenty gallons of water, but also, is it even worth it?
Reading this book though? Absolutely worth it.