Divine Chaos of Starry Things (White Bear, 2017)

Paris 1871: A revolt takes control of a global city. In the final days, working class women – seamstresses, teachers and sex workers – take up arms, desperate to defend the freedoms they have won. Their attempt fails and they are exiled to remote New Caledonia. Based on the memoirs of 19th century feminist icon Louise Michel, Divine Chaos of Starry Things asks: what happens when downtrodden people experience the transformative power of mass action, only to be defeated?