Chana Porter with Rebecca Brown
In novelist Chana Porter’s novel, The Seep (Soho), a fifty-year-old trans woman’s 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. A strange new elegy of love and loss, The Seep explores grief, alienation, and the ache of moving on.
"A unique alien invasion story that focuses on the human and the myriad ways we see and don't see our own world. Mesmerizing." --Jeff VanderMeer.
"In Porter's surreal, introspective debut, a benevolent alien invasion leads humanity into a utopia, exploring themes of grief and discontentment within a seemingly perfect world . . . Readers will delight in the eerie disquietude and optimism of this well-calibrated what-if."--Publishers Weekly.
Chana Porter is a playwright, teacher, MacDowell Colony fellow, and co-founder of the Octavia Project, a STEM and fiction-writing program for girls and gender non-conforming youth from underserved communities.
Chana will be appearing with Rebecca Brown, author of Not Heaven, Somewhere Else, American Romances and other books.