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LBB Book Club: Gay Men's Reading Group discusses Real Life

Thursday, May 27, 7:30pm
Left Bank Books Online Meeting

THIS BOOK GROUP MEETING IS BEING MOVED ONLINE. EMAIL shane.m@left-bank.com FOR MEETING LINK.

Join the Gay Men's Reading Group for a discussion of Real Life by Brandon Taylor.

Get Real Life for 20% off by phone and online during the months of April and May!

 

 

A FINALIST FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE

AND THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE JOHN LEONARD PRIZE

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE

"A blistering coming of age story" --O: The Oprah Magazine

Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York TimesThe Washington Post, New York Public Library, Vanity Fair, Elle, NPR, The GuardianThe Paris Review, Harper's BazaarFinancial Times, Huffington Post, BBC, Shondaland, Barnes & Noble, VultureThrillist, VICE, SELF, Electric Literature, and Shelf Awareness

A novel of startling intimacy, violence, and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town, from an electric new voice.

Almost everything about Wallace is at odds with the Midwestern university town where he is working uneasily toward a biochem degree. An introverted young man from Alabama, black and queer, he has left behind his family without escaping the long shadows of his childhood. For reasons of self-preservation, Wallace has enforced a wary distance even within his own circle of friends--some dating each other, some dating women, some feigning straightness. But over the course of a late-summer weekend, a series of confrontations with colleagues, and an unexpected encounter with an ostensibly straight, white classmate, conspire to fracture his defenses while exposing long-hidden currents of hostility and desire within their community.

Real Life is a novel of profound and lacerating power, a story that asks if it's ever really possible to overcome our private wounds, and at what cost.

 

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 7:30pm
Left Bank Books Online Meeting
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$12.80
ISBN: 9780525538899
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Riverhead Books - February 16th, 2021