Sun, Nov 10|
Cafe con Libros
Community Feminist Book Club: "The Fifth Season"
Our book club brings folx together across difference to read, analyze, and critique Feminist text from an intersectional point of view. We are all about the business of claiming JOY and redefining the world on our own terms!
Time & Location
Nov 10, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Cafe con Libros, 724 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11216, USA
About the Event
About the book...
This is the way the world ends. Again.
Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, a woman living an ordinary life in a small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Meanwhile, mighty Sanze — the world-spanning empire whose innovations have been civilization’s bedrock for a thousand years — collapses as most of its citizens are murdered to serve a madman’s vengeance. And worst of all, across the heart of the vast continent known as the Stillness, a great red rift has been torn into the heart of the earth, spewing ash enough to darken the sky for years. Or centuries.
Now Essun must pursue the wreckage of her family through a deadly, dying land. Without sunlight, clean water, or arable land, and with limited stockpiles of supplies, there will be war all across the Stillness: a battle royale of nations not for power or territory, but simply for the basic resources necessary to get through the long dark night. Essun does not care if the world falls apart around her. She’ll break it herself, if she must, to save her daughter.