Rebecca Solnit's 2010 book A Paradise Built in Hell posits that disasters, whether natural or human created, commonly bring out our most generous and cooperative nature, leading to the development of new forms of community and democratic organization. This week on Women's Magazine, I talk with two women who have done their own research into this phenomenon.
Lucy Jane Bledsoe's new novel, The Evolution of Love, imagines the aftermath of a massive earthquake in the East Bay, and suggests that our bonobo nature, favoring love and cooperation over conflict and competition, might ultimately triumph. Bledsoe is the award-winning author of A Thin Bright Line, which has just been optioned for a film.
Hear Lucy read from The Evolution of Love Saturday May 12th, 5 PM at Laurel Books in Oakland.
Click here to listen to the show. 59:50 min
Also on today's show:
The Asian American Film Festival, CaamFest starts Thursday May 10 - 24. Follow link for schedule and tickets.