Staircases Will Outnumber Us


40 pages
7.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published May 2017

A group of nameless women follow the teachings and whims of a charismatic leader known only as the father; they birth children for him, build staircases for him, and weave rope from grasses for him; while they can never leave the forest of tree stumps they call home, he is allowed to go into town to sell the rope along with King James Bibles. In the surreal vignettes that make up Jessica Roeder's Staircases Will Outnumber Us, we are left wondering whether we are in a dream, a nightmare, or an allegory. One thing's for certain: we are in America.