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Book Title: The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory|
The author of the book: Stacy Wakefield
Edition: Akashic Books
Date of issue: April 13th 2015
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The size of the: 565 KB
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"Wakefield wrote an intrepid nonfiction book about modern squatting, Not for Rent (1996), and now vividly fictionalizes the experience, portraying various oddball characters in her charmingly laid-back, dialogue-rich first novel with empathy and insight."
"Wakefield...draws on personal experience for this colorful and entertaining depiction....the sentiment of the nomadic community in New York in the '90s comes alive through historical references and Sid's journey as she forges a network of like-minded individuals."
-- Publishers Weekly
"A book that Wakefield's characters would love."
-- Kirkus Reviews
One of The L Magazine 's 50 Books You’ll Want to Read This Spring and Summer
"The book is a celebration of the do-it-yourself living ethos that allowed many punks to live communally in New York City at the end of the last century, but it is also a cautionary tale about the struggles of trying to get along when living in large groups."
-- The Brooklyn Paper
"It's an entirely new world for working stiffs everywhere. This story speeds across the squat-landscape in an urban survival tale styled with rust, grit and plenty of punk bravado. It's fast. It's funny. It's a little bit dangerous. It's totally worth the read."
--Mid-Continent Public Library
"Stacy Wakefield serves us a tough heroine in Sid; a young woman seeking a squat to call home in NYC starting in the summer of 1995."
--A Bibliophile's Reverie
"Stacy Wakefield reminds us again that whatever macho shit boys do, girls can do better."
--Karen O, singer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
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.
Sid teams up with a musician from Mexico and together they find their way across the bridge to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Packs of wild dogs roam the waterfront and the rough building in which they finally find space is occupied by misfits who don't know anything about the Manhattan squatting scene, Food Not Bombs, Critical Mass, or hardcore punk. But this is Sid's chance and she's determined to make a home for herself--no matter what.
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. With Sid, Wakefield has created a character who belongs to that world and is also entirely relatable. Sid is a resourceful, intrepid young woman with a wry sense of humor; she's great company on our journey into the lost world of New York City's recent past.
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Read information about the authorStacy Wakefield published her first book about squatting, the underground classic Not for Rent, in 1994. Her first novel, which follows a young woman who arrives in New York City in the mid-90s and joins the squatting scene, is called The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory. It will be published by Akashic Books in May 2015.
Wakefield studied book design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in the Netherlands and at Rhode Island school of Design. In the 90s, she produced many artists’ books and zines with the imprint Evil Twin that she collaborated on with her sister Amber Gayle. She is cocreator, with Nick Zinner and Zachary Lipez, of the photo/essay book Please Take Me Off the Guest List.
Wakefield grew up in the Pacific Northwest and lives in Brooklyn and the Catskill Mountains with her husband, musician Nick Forte.
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