Some heroes wear capes. Some prefer sensory sacks.
Emmet Washington has never let the world define him, even though he, his boyfriend, Jeremey, and his friends aren’t considered “real” adults because of their disabilities. When the State of Iowa restructures its mental health system and puts the independent living facility where they live in jeopardy, Emmet refuses to be forced into substandard, privatized corporate care. With the help of Jeremey and their friends, he starts a local grassroots organization and fights every step of the way.
In addition to navigating his boyfriend’s increased depression and anxiety, Emmet has to make his autistic tics acceptable to politicians and donors, and he wonders if they’re raising awareness or putting their disabilities on display. When their campaign attracts the attention of the opposition’s powerful corporate lobbyist, Emmet relies on his skill with calculations and predictions and trusts he can save the day—for himself, his friends, and everyone with disabilities.
He only hopes there isn't a variable in his formula he’s failed to foresee.
THANK YOU HEIDI CULLINAN!
As a person living with disabling depression and social anxiety I identified with Jeremey immediately when he was introduced in "Carry the Ocean." I wished desperately for a Roosevelt nearby and a partner as wonderful as Emmet, but I figured I'd be better off wishing for the next book. Now, after a wait that felt like forever, it's here and it's unbelievably good. Well-crafted, truthful and AMAZING! I don't want to say anymore because I don't want to give away one molecule of the richness that is "Shelter the Sea." Buy it. Read it. And join me in the wait for the next Roosevelt novel!