Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Stacy Wakefield on her novel "The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory"
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Stacy Wakefield about her novel, "The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory."
Sid arrives in New York City in 1995 eager to join the anarchist squatting scene. She's got a tattoo, she listens to the right bands . . . so why would she get a job and rent some tiny shoe-box apartment when she could take over a whole building with a gang of wild young pirates? But the Lower East Side is changing; there are no more empty buildings, the squats are cliquey and full.
Stacy Wakefield spent years living in squatted buildings in Europe and New York and brings firsthand knowledge to Sid's story: how urban homesteaders lived without plumbing or electricity, how they managed their semilegal status, and what they cared about and fought for.