Feature Friday: Sludge Utopia by Catherine Fatima

For this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we are pleased to bring you an excerpt from Catherine Fatima’s debut novel, Sludge Utopia, an auto-fictional novel about sex, depression, family, shaky ethics, ideal forms of life, girlhood, and coaching oneself into adulthood under capitalism. From an intellectual relationship with a professor, a casual sexual relationship, to

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Making the Self: In Conversation with Catherine Fatima

Catherine Fatima’s debut novel, Sludge Utopia, is an auto-fictional novel about sex, depression, family, shaky ethics, ideal forms of life, girlhood, and coaching oneself into adulthood under capitalism. Using her compulsive reading as a lens through which to bring coherence to her life, twenty-five-year-old Catherine engages in a series of sexual relationships, thinking that desire

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