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Bright Futures Book Club: Tentacle

Monday, Feb 25 2019
19:00 - 20:30
Book Club
location: Lighthouse

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From 2017 Winner of the Grand Prize of the Association of Caribbean Writers, Rita Indiana, comes this dizzying novel:

Plucked from her life on the streets of post-apocalyptic Santo Domingo, young maid Acilde Figueroa finds herself at the heart of a Santería prophecy: only she can travel back in time and save the ocean – and humanity – from disaster. But first she must become the man she always was – with the help of a sacred anemone. Tentacle is an electric novel with a big appetite and a brave vision, plunging headfirst into questions of climate change, technology, Yoruba ritual, queer politics, poverty, sex, colonialism and contemporary art. Bursting with punk energy and lyricism, it’s a restless, addictive trip: The Tempest meets the telenovela.

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The book club will be pretty informal in general; Come along to discuss sci-fi books which tackle socio-political issues. Like our other book clubs, Bright Futures will provide a free, friendly and gentle environment in which opinions can be shared and new appreciations discovered. There will be wine, curious minds and relaxed conversation. So come and join our warm bookish group – all are welcome.

(Readers don’t have to buy the bookclub book from the shop, however we do rely on those book sales to be able to keep the event & refreshments free; to pay our booksellers for their time prepping & running book clubs and to keep the lights on. Please do NOT buy your books from amzon (here’s why), if you cannot afford to buy the book then PLEASE support your local library.)


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