A blend of familiar footholds and enlightening perspectives, coeditors Amy Roost and Alissa Hirshfeld-Flores curate stories of hope, grief, and resistance in their collection Fury: Women’s Lived Experiences During the Trump Era. November 8th, 2016, will long stand as a watershed in American history, a “Where were you when—” moment joining the ranks of the John F. Kennedy assassination and 9/11. Fury chronicles the night of, the time since, and the fight ahead from the perspective of a diverse group of women, each uniquely impacted by the Trump administration. Explorations of the intersection of faith and body autonomy sit alongside discussions of lived experiences with chronic illness, immigration, parenting, and LGBTQ issues under the new administration. For every moment the collection stares into the abyss, however, there is a contrast of light as the women rediscover strength in themselves and their fellows, channeling outrage and fear into activism big and small. Demonstrating the inevitable triumph of hope over hate, Fury reminds us that we should all, nevertheless, persist.
Fury: Women’s Lived Experiences During the Trump Era
Amy Roost (editor); Alissa Hirshfeld-Flores (editor)
Regal House Publishing
Paperback $16.95 (234pp)