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Bright Futures: The Beatrix Gates by Rachel Pollack

Monday, Jun 24 2019
19:00 - 20:00
Book Club
location: Lighthouse

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This month we’re reading a collection of short stories by American comic book and science fiction writer, and expert on divintory Tarot, Rachel Pollack.

A queer cult favorite, The Beatrix Gates is a colorful mix of science fiction, magic realism, memoir, and myth exploring themes of spirituality and transformation. Courage and cowardice contend in a literary odyssey unlike any other. Written especially for this volume, “Trans Central Station” is Pollack’s personal and political take on the transgender experience then and now—and tomorrow? “Burning Beard” is a fiercely revisionist Bible tale of plague and prophecy told through a postmodern prose of many colors. “The Woman Who Didn’t Come Back” is about just what it says. And there is of course PM Press’ usual and unusual Outspoken Interview.


The book club will be pretty informal in general. 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 am*z*on, if you cannot afford to buy the book then PLEASE support your local library.)


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