The Book Cellar
Join us at The Book Cellar for a reading with Brian Allen Carr and his debut novel Sip.
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About Brian Allen Carr:
Brian Allen Carr splits his time between Indiana and Texas. He is the winner of a Wonderland Book Award and Texas Observer Story Prize. His short fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Hobart, Boulevard and others publications. Sip is already making waves, garnering a Starred Review from Library Journal and being named their Science Fiction Debut of the Month, as well as a spot in Syfy's August Book Club and B&N Reads Must-Read Indie Books Coming This Summer. And while Sip is Carr's debut novel, he is also an award-winning author of several story collections and novellas, which have been published in McSweeney's, Hobart, and The Rumpus.
A look at friendship, addiction, violence, and survival, Sip sees Texas native Mira hunt for a possible mythological cure for shadow sickness, a condition that develops in people addicted to drinking their own shadow.
It started with a single child and quickly spread: you could get high by drinking your own shadow. At night, artificial lights were destroyed so that addicts could sip shadow in the pure glow of the moon. Gangs of shadow addicts chased down children on playgrounds, rounded up old ladies from retirement homes. Cities were destroyed and governments fell. And if your shadow was sipped entirely, you became one of them, had to drink the shadows of others or go mad. One hundred and fifty years later, what's left of the world is divided between the highly regimented life of those inside dome cities who are protected from natural light (and natural shadows), and those forced to the dangerous, hardscrabble life in the wilds outside. In rural Texas, Mira, her shadow-addicted friend Murk, and an ex-domer named Bale search for a possible mythological cure to the shadow sickness--but they must do so, it is said, before the return of Halley's Comet, which is only days away.