WALMART BOOK OF THE DEAD
Lucy Biederman, author of The Walmart Book of the Dead will be at Mac's on Thursday, October 26th at 7 p.m.
'The Walmart Book of the Dead' was inspired by the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, funerary texts with accompanying illustrations containing spells to preserve the spirit of the deceased in the afterlife. In Lucy Biederman's version, shoplifters, grifters, drifters, and hustlers, desirous children, greeters, would-be Marxists, wolves, and circuit court judges wander Walmart unknowingly consigned to their afterlives.
"A vastly imagined Wonderbook--fearsome, hilarious, familiar and arcane--in which a brilliantly savaged Walmart, both a temple and a tomb, spawns an epidemic of pharonic proportions, exhausting nothing less than everything. An extraordinary experience." Rikki Ducornet,
Lucy Biederman is a lecturer in English at Case Western Reserve University. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and an MFA in creative writing from George Mason University. She has written four chapbooks of poetry, and her short stories, essays, and poems have appeared recently in Bat City Review, The Collagist, AGNI, Ploughshares, Web Conjunctions, and Pleiades. Her scholarship, which has been published in The Henry James Review, Women's Studies, and elsewhere, focuses on how contemporary American women writers interpret their literary forebears. For more on Lucy: lucybiederman.wordpress.com