The Book Cellar
Join us at The Book Cellar as we host author Christine Rice as she launches her new book, "Swarm Theory"
About Christine Rice:
Most recently, Christine Rice’s stories have been published in Farleigh Dickinson University’s The Literary Review, Roanoke College’s Roanoke Review, American University of Beirut’s Rusted Radishes, and online at Chicago Literati and Bird’s Thumb. Her long-form journalism, essays, and interviews have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Detroit’s Metro Times, The Big Smoke, The Good Men Project, The Urbaness.com, CellStories.net, F Magazine, The Millions, and her radio essays have been produced by WBEZ Chicago. Christine is the managing editor of Hypertext Magazine and the director of Hypertext Studio Writing Center. She also teaches in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago and was the 2015 recipient of the Ragdale Rubin Fellowship.
Christine will be celebrating Swarm Theory’s launch at the Associated Writers Program Los Angeles convention, where she will also serve as a panelist, and appear in off-site readings (March 30–April 2).
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About Swarm Theory:
It was a time of hippies, heroin, and All in the Family. It was a time, in the small town of New Canaan, Michigan, when developers gobbled up farmland and spit out suburbs.
Against this backdrop, Swarm Theory’s interlocking narratives reveal the troubled lives of Astrid (a young woman trying to hold her family together), Caroline (Astrid’s best friend who has lost her mother to heroin), Will (a Marine struggling to make sense of life after being discharged from the Marines), and Father Maurice Silver (a priest caring for a young man dying of AIDS).
Swarm Theory reveals life’s amazing contradictions—the wonderful and the profane, devotion and infidelity, understanding and revenge—through stories told from different perspectives. Swarm Theory investigates what happens when people come together—whether to do admirable or horrific things. Here, intimates and strangers alike can’t help but be intertwined; their unpredictable journeys providing a backdrop for characters complex, honorable, and not.
Swarm Theory reveals our often misguided, dark, and life-sustaining dependency on each other.