Tuesday, February 11, 7pm
St. Louis County Library HQ, 1640 S. Lindbergh
St. Louis County Library presents author Gabriel Bump who will sign and discuss his new book Everywhere You Don't Belong.
In this powerful, edgy, and funny debut novel about making right and wrong choices, Gabriel Bump gives us an unforgettable and lovable protagonist, Claude McKay Love. Claude is a young black man in search of a place where he can fit; born on the South Side of Chicago, he is raised by his Civil Rights-era grandmother, who tries to shape him into a principled actor for change. After a riot consumes his neighborhood, Claude decides to escape Chicago through college and discover a new life and identity. But as he learns, there’s no escaping the people and places that made him. Written in a fierce and original voice attuned to the ironies inherent in our 21st century landscape, “Everywhere You Don’t Belong” marks the arrival of a brilliant young talent.
This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.