Friday, February 07, 2020

What is Chana Porter reading?

Featured at Writers Reads: Chana Porter, author of The Seep.

Her entry begins:
I’m very lucky to be traveling around the country right now on my book tour for The Seep, getting to read at truly awesome indie bookstores. Here’s just a few highlights from the tour so far, in terms of books that have been coming home with me:

I started my tour at the historic Women & Children First in Chicago. I got to chatting with one of the badass booksellers and she recommended that I buy Black Light, a collection of short stories by Kimberly King Parsons. This has been on my to-read list for a while.

Then I went to my home base of Brooklyn, where I had an event at the gorgeous new bar/cafe space at Powerhouse Arena. Y’all—this book store is looking sexy! They had...[read on]
About The Seep, from the publisher:
A blend of searing social commentary and speculative fiction, Chana Porter’s fresh, pointed debut is perfect for fans of Jeff VanderMeer and Carmen Maria Machado.

Trina Goldberg-Oneka is a fifty-year-old trans woman whose life is irreversibly altered in the wake of a gentle—but nonetheless world-changing—invasion by an alien entity called The Seep. Through The Seep, everything is connected. Capitalism falls, hierarchies and barriers are broken down; if something can be imagined, it is possible.

Trina and her wife, Deeba, live blissfully under The Seep’s utopian influence—until Deeba begins to imagine what it might be like to be reborn as a baby, which will give her the chance at an even better life. Using Seeptech to make this dream a reality, Deeba moves on to a new existence, leaving Trina devastated.

Heartbroken and deep into an alcoholic binge, Trina follows a lost boy she encounters, embarking on an unexpected quest. In her attempt to save him from The Seep, she will confront not only one of its most avid devotees, but the terrifying void that Deeba has left behind. A strange new elegy of love and loss, The Seep explores grief, alienation, and the ache of moving on.
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--Marshal Zeringue