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Book Reading & Signing with Kate Schapira & Erika Howsare!

  • Chop Suey Books 2913 West Cary Street Richmond, VA, 23221 United States (map)

Join us for a book reading and signing with Erika Howsare & Kate Schapira, authors of FILL: A Collection. Free and open to the public.

About the book: In a welter of waste, which blooms off every spent milk jug and engineered riverbed, a scavenger traverses the remains of a world. The wastenaut is “one sick tree in an orange grove, a lost shred of tire on concrete, a broadcast breaking up near Saturn.” Among the detritus, Kate Schapira and Erika Howsare map responsibility and habit, power and self-satisfaction, loss and change. “The landfill is no land at all; it’s a place at the end of land, which we fill with what will never turn into land, and then it does, it quakes, it emits, just like us. If you could only be a scavenger, would you rather not live?” Language, cells, people, materials, life forms and systems in FILL: A Collection accumulate, rot, revise, transform, degrade, but never disappear.