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Los Angeles Book Club: Friday Black

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PEN America hopes to see you at our February Book Club to discuss Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. Hosted by Allison Conner.

“In Friday Black, the dystopian future Adjei-Brenyah depicts—like all great dystopian fiction—is bleakly futuristic only on its surface. At its center, each story—sharp as a knife—points to right now.” —Tommy Orange, New York Times Book Review

SideShow Books offers a 20 percent discount on book club titles. Free and open to all, both PEN America Members and non-Members. Food and drink is available for purchase.

Allison Conner

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Allison Conner has written for Bitch, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her essay on Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” will appear in the forthcoming anthology FORWARD: 21st Century Flash Fiction, edited by Megan Giddings. She is a reviews editor at Full Stop and manages the speakers bureau at Jack Jones Literary Arts.


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