The Shelter Cycle

Apr 24, 2013

Thursday, the writer Peter Rock joins us to talk about his newest novel, The Shelter Cycle. It’s inspired by the true story of a Montana-based New Age sect called the Church Universal and Triumphant. Church members made extensive preparations for doomsday in the 80s and 90s. When the prophesied cataclysm didn’t occur, they were forced to live in a world they truly believed would no longer exist. Rock uses these facts to weave a narrative that explores how memory and the past continue to shape us, even when we think we’ve left them behind.

Peter Rock will be in Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 25th, for a book reading at the King's English Book Shop at 7 p.m. For more details, visit the King's English web site.

Watch a video trailer for Peter Rock's new novel, The Shelter Cycle.


Peter Rock is a professor in the English Department at Reed College, a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the author of five novels, including This Is the PlaceMy Abandonment, and his newest, The Shelter Cycle.