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High Priestess of the Apocalypse: A Memoir of Disobedience

ISBN: 9781942004707
Binding: Paperback
Author: Christy Tending
Pages: 84
Trim: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Published: 06/14/2024

High Priestess of the Apocalypse is a lyrical exploration of disobedience, grief, and healing (often simultaneously). This is a memoir that reckons with climate grief, the impulse to fight for what we love, and how to turn dread into action. Through its essays, it examines, with intimacy and tenderness, the future of our planet and the humanity that informs the longing for a better world. Part memoir, part direct action primer, part love letter to the new world we're collectively fighting to create.


Christy Tending is a writer, mama, and climate justice direct action organizer. A creative nonfiction editor at Sundog Literary, her work has appeared in Longreads, The Rumpus, Newsweek, and elsewhere. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best Microfiction, and received a notable mention in Best American Science and Nature Writing 2023. She lives in Oakland, California with her family. 


"Christy Tending's exquisite book immerses you in a symphony of life's more poignant moments, painting scenes of everyday beauty and capturing the ephemeral hidden in the mundane. Alongside lies a deeper resonance—woven together are the threads of personal reflection and societal upheaval, inviting readers to confront the complexities of our world." - Esmé Weijun Wang