POSTPONED--John Rember, A Hundred Little Pieces on the End of the World

This event has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.


Written with clarity, tenacity, humor, and warmth, A Hundred Little Pieces on the End of the World attempts to find tolerable ethical positions in the face of barely tolerable events--and the real possibility of an intolerable future. It is a compelling, surprising, disturbing, and highly literate work of reportage and contemplation. It is both a collection of gentle-spirited wisdom and a rumination on ruin, as if distilled in equal measure from the spirits of Norman Maclean's A River Runs Through It and Cormac McCarthy's The Road.

Through these ten essays, each further broken into ten smaller pieces, Rember examines the practical and ethical dilemmas of climate change, population, resource depletion, and mass extinction. At the same time, he never forgets those improbable connections between human beings that lead to moments of joy, empathy, and grace.

John Rember is the author of Sudden Death, Over TimeCoyote in the Mountains and Other StoriesCheerleaders from Gomorrah: Tales from the Lycra Archipelago; and Traplines: Coming Home to Sawtooth Valley. He and his wife, Julie, live in the Sawtooth Valley of Idaho.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
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ISBN: 9780826361356
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - March 15th, 2020