Inventory presents a tale of survival in a post-apocalyptic urban landscape. The main protagonist is Heida, former owner of a gardening shop who tends the supplies—the inventory—of a small community of survivors with a treasure she guards above all else: a supply of seeds. As she navigates day-to-day life in the wreckage of a former urban neighborhood of apartment houses, shopping centers and subway stations, Heida negotiates with other survivors to find a way to move forward, facing hostile human groups encroaching on her territory, while confronting the memories that haunt her of someone she has lost along the way.
About the author:
Cynthia grew up in the suburban landscape of southern Ohio. She received her B.A. at the University of Dayton and a Master’s in Special Education from the University of Southern Maine in Portland. By way of Ohio, Alaska, Maine and New York, Cynthia teaches special education in the New York City public school system and lives in the Bronx with her husband, Adam. She is the author of the children’s story Will. This is her first novel.