Tue, 26 Sept|
SEPTEMBER BOOK CLUB
Join us for an evening of conversation, as we dive into a bold, contemporary novel each month here at Manningtree Arts. Sepetmber's book pick is 'I Will Greet the Sun Again' by Khashayar J. Khabushani
Time & Location
26 Sept 2023, 19:00 – 21:00
Manningtree Arts, 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.
I WILL GREET THE SUN AGAIN
Khashayar J. Khabushani
Guardian A triumph... tender and gut-wrenching... a book of astonishing accomplishment and bravery
Caleb Azumah Nelson Exquisite, heart-breaking, incredibly beautiful
Growing up in the San Fernando Valley with his two brothers, all K wants is to be “a boy from L.A.,” all American. But K—the youngest, named after a Persian king—knows there’s something different about himself. Like the way he feels about his closest friend, Johnny, a longing that he can’t share with anyone. At home, K must navigate another confusing identity: that of the dutiful son of Iranian immigrants struggling to make a life for themselves in the United States. He tries to make his mother proud, live up to her ideal of a son. On Friday nights, K attends prayers at the local mosque with Baba, whose violent affections distort K’s understanding of what it means to be a man and how to love. When Baba takes the three brothers from their mother back to Iran, K finds himself in an ancestral home he barely knows. Returning to the Valley months later, K must piece together who he is, in a world that now feels as foreign to him as the one he left behind. A stunning, tender novel of identity and belonging, I Will Greet the Sun Again tells the story of a young man lost in his own family, his own country, and his own skin. Staring down the brutality of being a queer kid and a Muslim in America, Khashayar J. Khabushani transforms personal and national pain into an unforgettable and beautifully rendered exploration of youth, love, family—and the stories that make us who we are.