Tue, 27 Jun|
JUNE BOOK CLUB
Join us for an evening of conversation, as we dive into a bold, contemporary novel each month here at Manningtree Arts. June's book pick is 'You Made a Fool of Death with your Beauty' by Akwaeke Emezi
Time & Location
27 Jun 2023, 19:00 – 21:00
Manningtree, 19 High St, Manningtree CO11 1AG, UK
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
YOU MADE A FOOL OF DEATH WITH YOUR BEAUTY
by Akwaeke Emezi
Feyi Adekola wants to learn how to be alive again. It’s been five years since the accident that killed the love of her life and she’s almost a new person now—an artist with her own studio, and sharing a brownstone apartment with her ride-or-die best friend, Joy, who insists it’s time for Feyi to ease back into the dating scene. Feyi isn’t ready for anything serious, but a steamy encounter at a rooftop party cascades into a whirlwind summer she could have never imagined: a luxury trip to a tropical island, decadent meals in the glamorous home of a celebrity chef, and a major curator who wants to launch her art career. She’s even started dating the perfect guy, but their new relationship might be sabotaged before it has a chance by the dangerous thrill Feyi feels every time she locks eyes with the one person in the house who is most definitely off-limits. This new life she asked for just got a lot more complicated, and Feyi must begin her search for real answers. Who is she ready to become? Can she release her past and honor her grief while still embracing her future? And, of course, there’s the biggest question of all—how far is she willing to go for a second chance at love? Akwaeke Emezi’s vivid and passionate writing takes us deep into a world of possibility and healing, and the constant bravery of choosing love against all odds.