Eric Dean Wilson & Eula Biss

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Eula Biss author photoLive via Zoom:
Wednesday, July 7, 7:30 PM ET
Eric Dean Wilson presents
After Cooling: On Freon, Global Warming, and the Terrible Cost of Comfort
In conversation with Eula Biss

Greenlight hosts our Flatbush neighbor Eric Dean Wilson for his debut book, After Cooling, an impactful work of literary nonfiction that interweaves the science and history of the powerful refrigerant (and dangerous greenhouse gas) Freon with a compelling meditation on how to live meaningfully and morally in a rapidly heating world. Wilson tells the story of Freon’s birth, life, and afterlife, from its invention in the 1920s—when it was hailed as a miracle of scientific progress—to efforts in the 1980s to ban the chemical (and the resulting political backlash), to Wilson’s present-day road trip through the American heartland alongside a man who buys up old tanks of Freon stockpiled in attics and basements and destroys the chemical before it can do further harm. By offering a rare glimpse of environmental hope, the story of Freon suggests the vast and terrifying problem of global warming is not beyond our grasp to fix. Acclaimed author Eula Biss (Having and Being Had; On Immunity; Notes from No Man’s Land; The Balloonist) joins Wilson in conversation!

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 7:30pm

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NY
After Cooling: On Freon, Global Warming, and the Terrible Cost of Comfort By Eric Dean Wilson Cover Image
$28.00
Email orders@greenlightbookstore.com for information about this item.
ISBN: 9781982111298
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 6th, 2021

Greenlight is delighted to partner with author Eric Dean Wilson to offer signed copies of his book After Cooling, available now!

If you would like a signed copy, or special inscription or personalization, you must indicate your request in Order Comments at checkout (or your order may be filled with an unsigned copy). Personalization requests must be made by Wednesday 7/7/21 11:59PM and orders will be shipped or ready for pickup around 7/8/21. 

After Cooling is a deeply discomforting book – and that's the point. Eric Dean Wilson's message, which could not be more timely, is that we need to rethink how we live and what we want.”
— Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Under a White Sky

 


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