We had a great "Meet the Author" event with Johanna Stoberock, author of the novels PIGS CITY and OF GHOSTS. Her honors include the James W. Hall Prize for Fiction, an Artist Trust GAP award, and a Jack Straw Fellowship. In 2016 she was named runner-up for the Italo Calvino Prize for Fiction.
PIGS, in the tradition of LORD OF THE FLIES, is an exquisitely wrought fable about the excesses of the contemporary world that is as darkly absurd as it is deeply prescient. Four children live on an island that serves as the repository for all the world’s garbage. Trash arrives, the children sort it, and then they feed it to a herd of insatiable pigs: a perfect system. But when a barrel washes ashore with a boy inside, the children must decide whether he is more of the world’s detritus, meant to be fed to the pigs, or whether he is one of them. Written in exquisitely wrought prose, PIGS asks questions about community, environmental responsibility, and the possibility of innocence.
You can watch our 90 minute interview with here here...