- Writer's Voices - 20091016 - Michelle Wildgen

But Not For Long by Michelle Wildgen, tells the story of a sustainable-foods cooperative house going through some summer blackouts and gas shortages, forcing them out of their insular house and into the larger community. In a novel that is swift, slyly funny, and rich in atmosphere, But Not for Long reveals how a few tense days inside a small community show us who we are. You can listen to this interview at www.writersvoices.com

People Magazine says:

“An evocative look at the green movement that includes improbably interesting passages on everything from artisanal cheese caves to the joys of hunting for morels in a damp forest, But Not For Long is also a stirring meditation on modern angst and the meaning of selflessness.” —People Magazine


Michelle Wildgen
is senior editor at Tin House magazine and editor at Tin House Books. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the New York Times, Best New American Voices 2004, Best Food Writing 2004, TriQuarterly, StoryQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA in fiction from Sarah Lawrence. She is the editor of an anthology, Food & Booze: A Tin House Literary Feast, and author of two novels, You're Not You, and But Not for Long.

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