Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm
We're very pleased to host Portland author Anne Mendel for a reading from her debut novel, Etiquette for an Apocalypse.
It’s the 2020 Apocalypse and Sophie Cohen, former social worker turned
neighborly drug dealer, must keep her family alive amid those pesky end
of the world issues: starvation, earthquakes, plagues, gang violence and
alas more starvation.She investigates a serial killing and takes down
the sinister emerging power structure while learning to use a pizza box
solar oven, bond with her chickens and blast tin cans from the perimeter
fence with a Ruger 9MM.
In order to accomplish all this she must find a way to love her
mother, accept her daughter’s adulthood and reignite her moribund
She might discover that a decentralized, consensus driven
life—without fossil fuels, iPhones and chocolate éclairs—isn’t the end
of the world, after all.