Queer Book Club: Difficult Women

date Monday, 27 November 2017 time 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

👤 Johnna Percell 🏢 Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library


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Queer Book Club is a small but enthusiastic community that has been meeting monthly to discuss queer-themed books spanning numerous genres. This month, we’ll be reading Difficult Women by Roxane Gay:

“The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the marriage of one of them. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind.”

This class is presented in partnership with DC Public Library.


Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library
1630 Seventh St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood: Shaw

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