West Egg Book ClubTuesday January 29, 2019
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
West Egg Book Club
January Title: Passing by Nella Larsen
When childhood friends Clare Kendry and Irene Redfield come across each other at a white-only restaurant, Irene learns her estranged friend has severed all ties to their African American community and is now married to a bigoted white man unaware of her heritage. Swinging between allure and repulsion, their revived relationship becomes a stage upon which questions of identity, sexuality, belonging, and self-invention play out.
Abrim with stifled desires, Nella Larsen's searing portrait of these women's inner cadences straddles the edges of things--communities, identities, races, and speech--and ultimately lands somewhere absolute and subversive: a place that defies categorization.
Please contact Reference early enough to obtain your copy of the book. Books may take 10 to 14 days to reach us from outside the Library.
Location: Station Branch
to go to the Great Neck Library