*Please note: For this book club, the author will not be in attendance. This book club is an opportunity for our community to discuss books together in a casual and welcoming environment.
Join us for our in-person book club - Branch Out Book Club - on May 22nd at 6:30pm at Titcomb's Bookshop. For the month of May, we will be discussing The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka. "A manic, witty, artfully imagined tale of speaking truth to power" (Kirkus Reviews).
ABOUT THE BOOK
An Instant National Bestseller • One of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2022 • An NPR Book We Loved in 2022 • Named a Best Fiction book of 2022 by the Washington Post, Times (UK), Financial Times, and The Guardian.
Winner of the 2022 Booker Prize, The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida is a searing satire set amid the mayhem of the Sri Lankan civil war.
Colombo, 1990. Maali Almeida—war photographer, gambler, and closet queen—has woken up dead in what seems like a celestial visa office. His dismembered body is sinking in the serene Beira Lake and he has no idea who killed him. In a country where scores are settled by death squads, suicide bombers, and hired goons, the list of suspects is depressingly long, as the ghouls and ghosts with grudges who cluster round can attest. But even in the afterlife, time is running out for Maali. He has seven moons to contact the man and woman he loves most and lead them to the photos that will rock Sri Lanka.
Ten years after his prize-winning novel Chinaman established him as one of Sri Lanka’s foremost authors, Shehan Karunatilaka is back with a “thrilling satire” (Economist) and rip-roaring state-of-the-nation epic that offers equal parts mordant wit and disturbing, profound truths.
ABOUT BRANCH OUT BOOK CLUB
We are interested in reading and discussing books of various genres (mixing it up each month) featuring diverse voices. We invite folks to try reading genres that you might not typically read! From poetry to fantasy, romance to horror, sci-fi to nonfiction!