The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory by Stacy Wakefield

The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory

by Stacy Wakefield

This is a novel that reads as a page-turning, barely-fictionalized memoir about squatting in New York City in the 90s. A young person, Sid, moves to the Lower East Side and gets caught up in anarchist DIY real-estate politics. Squatting isn't quite the romantic dream she expected, but she steps up, grows up, and figures things out fast. The story is semi-autobiographical, and really captures a time and a place that's changed dramatically in recent years. The story of Sid's attempts to make a home for herself in the city really makes you feel like you're there, smelling the stenches and fighting the fights.