Queer Stories Book Club: The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean

The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm

When We Meet: Meeting on third Tuesday of every month from 6:15-7:15, The meeting dates/formats are subject to change so getting on the email list is necessary to have the most current information.

Where We Meet: at Avid Bookshop (masks required indoors). If meeting outdoors: the green space adjacent to the bookshop.

What We Read: The Queer Stories Book Club is run in partnership with Athens Pride and Queer Collective. We read books by queer authors and about queer lives, including fiction and some occasional nonfiction. We invite all members of the Athens community to join us in reading books prioritizing queer lives and stories. Book club members will vote on books as a group over email.

How to Join: Fill out our newsletter sign up form to receive updates for our Queer Stories Book Club. Because we sometimes have to move a meeting date, being on the email list in advance of any meetings is key to getting the details of this book club in a timely manner.

Why Buy the Book from Avid: While we don't charge a Book Club membership fee, the only way we can offer you this free service is if you buy the book club picks from Avid. If this is a month that you borrowed the book from the library or a friend, we ask that you remember us as you purchase your next gift.

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ISBN: 9781250810205
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in one month. (Currently not on our shelves.)
Published: Tor Books - June 27th, 2023

The Book Eaters is an extraordinary debut by Sunyi Dean. This horror story is very much in the genre of modern-day fairy tales as we witness what a mother will do to keep her son alive in a world where there are those who eat books and those who eat minds. Set in the modern-day United Kingdom, there are physical and mental battles as well as an exploration of chosen family, queer identity, and misogyny. The audio version (we suggest from Libro.fm!) includes an intimate and exclusive conversation between the author and narrator about the book and neurodivergency among other topics. - Rachel

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