WHAT: The Levana Gender Advocacy Centre’s feminist reading group meets once a month to discuss a different text and the book we are reading this month is Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler.
“Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s first new novel in seven years, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted—and still wants—to destroy her and those she cares for, and how she can save herself. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of “otherness” and questions what it means to be truly human.”
“Fledgling doesn’t just resurrect the pale trappings of vampire lore, it completely transforms them in a startlingly original story about race, family and free will.” – Washington Post
The book is available for purchase at bookstores like Novel Idea (20% off when you mention it’s for the reading group!) or borrow a copy for free at Levana’s library (come visit us in the Grey House!) and libraries like KFPL Central branch and Stauffer.
We’re meeting to discuss the book on
*WHEN: rescheduled!* Wednesday, August 24th at 6:30pm
WHERE: Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Central branch in the Boucher room (130 Johnson St.)
Everyone is welcome!
The space is wheelchair accessible.
Childcare available — please e-mail us.
Let us know if there’s any other way we can make this event accessible and/or convenient for you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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