Please join us on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:15pm for an event featuring Chuck Collins, author of Altar to an Erupting Sun.

Altar to an Erupting Sun is a near-future story of one community facing climate disruption in the critical decade ahead. Rae Kelliher is a veteran environmental activist and pioneer in the death-with-dignity movement. Facing a diagnosis of terminal illness, she engages in a shocking suicide murder, taking the life of an oil company CEO for his role in delaying responses to climate disruption. Seven years later, Rae’s friends and family gather at her Vermont farm community to try to understand her violent exit and the rapid social transformations around them.

Chuck Collins is a campaigner and storyteller who has worked for decades on environmental and economic justice campaigns. He is the Director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies where he co-edits He is co-founder of, a global movement to divest from fossil fuels and invest in climate solutions; and trustee of the Post-Carbon Institute and He lives with his family in Southern Vermont. Altar to an Erupting Sun is his debut novel.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 6:15pm
Event address: 
Longfellow Books
1 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101
Altar to an Erupting Sun By Chuck Collins Cover Image
ISBN: 9798986532462
Availability: On Our Shelves Now: Please call ahead to be sure inventory is not being held for other customers.
Published: Green Writers Press - May 9th, 2023