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Tue, 30 Jul

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Manningtree Arts

JULY BOOK CLUB

Join us for an evening of conversation, as we dive into a bold, contemporary novel each month here at Manningtree Arts. July's book pick is 'Small Worlds' by Caleb Azumah Nelson

JULY BOOK CLUB
JULY BOOK CLUB

Time & Location

30 Jul 2024, 19:00 – 21:00

Manningtree Arts, 19 High St, Manningtree CO11 1AG, UK

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About the event

MA Book Club is the perfect chance to dive into discussion about some of the most contemporary and diverse literature out today. It's incredibly casual, a couple of hours once a month to chat, meet new people, have a glass of wine and read some great new books.

You can opt in, and opt out, each month - we will announce each month's title the month before, and you can buy your spot when it comes up on the website. Each month is £15, which includes your copy of the book AND your first drink completely free on the night. You can pop in and buy your book directly from the shop, or we can deliver.

If you would like you book copy delivered, please let us know by popping us an email at zoe@manningtreearts.com.

If you would like your book collected from the shop, you don't need to do anything, your book will be available to pick up anytime from the following day.

SMALL WORLDS

Caleb Azumah Nelson

An exhilarating and expansive new novel about fathers and sons, faith and friendship from Caleb Azumah Nelson, the no.1 bestselling, award-winning author of Open Water The one thing that can solve Stephen's problems is dancing. Dancing at Church, with his parents and brother, the shimmer of Black hands raised in praise; he might have lost his faith, but he does believe in rhythm. Dancing with his friends, somewhere in a basement with the drums about to drop, while the DJ spins garage cuts. Dancing with his band, making music which speaks not just to the hardships of their lives, but the joys too. Dancing with his best friend Adeline, two-stepping around the living room, crooning and grooving, so close their heads might touch. Dancing alone, at home, to his father's records, uncovering parts of a man he has never truly known. Stephen has only ever known himself in song. But what becomes of him when the music fades? When his father begins to speak of shame and sacrifice, when his home is no longer his own? How will he find space for himself: a place where he can feel beautiful, a place he might feel free? Set over the course of three summers in Stephen's life, from London to Ghana and back again, Small Worlds is an exhilarating and expansive novel about the worlds we build for ourselves, the worlds we live, dance and love within.

Tickets

  • General Admission

    £15.00

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