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A collection of lyric essays that considers the way subjects, stories, facts, and memories are as interconnected as streams in a watershed, Fluid States explores the interlocking issues created by the oilfields of North Dakota, the ephemerality of perfume, canning tomatoes, a fungus that infects and transforms mushrooms, and being the focus of internet hate. Short essays that present delightfully surprising facts with elegantly lyric language, her pieces all share underlying currents that question assumptions about gender, violence, reason, and intuition.
“Fluid States offers essays that are eclectic, unexpected, and entirely inventive. As the title suggests, the book flows briskly, a river infused with a keen intelligence and subtle wit, rendered in aromatic prose. One of the joys of reading is learning new details of our endlessly capacious world, and with her deeply-researched essays and enticing voice, Heidi Czerwiec delivers.” ~ Dinty W. Moore