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      September 17, 2019

      Tuesday   6:00 PM

      4438 Spruill Avenue
      North Charleston, South Carolina 29405

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      September Get Lit Book Club

      September PICK: Kindred by Octavia Butler - Graphic Novel Adaptation!  6:00 pm meet & greet 6:30 pm dinner & discussion | At the Junction 3 course menu & wine pairings | $45 Join us at the Junction Kitchen in Park Circle to discuss Kindred by Octavia Butler. Every month we gather to discuss the book over an original, three-course meal with drink pairings inspired by the book. Be sure to check in when you arrive: for every six meetings you attend, you will receive a giftbag with a bottle of wine from the Junction and a mystery book from Itinerant Literate Books. Buy the book from Itinerant Literate, get a glass of wine free. Find a copy at the bookmobile or order online: Paperback | $18.99 | reserve a copy to pick up, or have one shipped to you [+$3.00] Ebook | $15.54 About the book: A graphic-novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s groundbreaking science-fiction classic offers an unflinching look at slavery, race, and the role of women in society Instant #1 New York Times BestsellerWinner of the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Adaptation from Another MediumOctavia E. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format.More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler’s mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century. Butler’s most celebrated, critically acclaimed work tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre–Civil War South. As she time-travels between worlds, one in which she is a free woman and one where she is part of her own complicated familial history on a southern plantation, she becomes frighteningly entangled in the lives of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder and one of Dana’s own ancestors, and the many people who are enslaved by him.Held up as an essential work in feminist, science-fiction, and fantasy genres, and a cornerstone of the Afrofuturism movement, there are over 500,000 copies of Kindred in print. The intersectionality of race, history, and the treatment of women addressed within the original work remain critical topics in contemporary dialogue, both in the classroom and in the public sphere.Frightening, compelling, and richly imagined, Kindred offers an unflinching look at our complicated social history, transformed by the graphic novel format into a visually stunning work for a new generation of readers.

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