Virtual Book Group; or ‘The Taming of the Zoom’ – ‘Sag Harbor’ by Colson Whitehead
Tue 27 Apr 2021
7:00pm at a laptop screen near you!
So we thought we’d got away with just 3 months of virtual book groups, but it seems we’re heading for a few more months without meeting in-person, and we just can’t wait until our doors are open again to start up our book groups!
We’ve planned 3 more months of virtual bookish chat, with each month focusing on an early title from a major prize-winning author.
April’s offering is ‘Sag Harbor’, by Pulitzer Prize winning author Colson Whitehead.
Benji spends most of the year as one of the only black kids at an elite prep school in Manhattan, going to roller disco bar mitzvahs, desperately trying to find his place in the social hierarchy. Then he spends his summers in the African-American community of Sag Harbor on Long Island, and is just as confused. He’s way behind on the latest handshakes, baffled by new slang, and his attempts to be cool and meet girls are constantly thwarted by his extremely awkward inner geek, braces and a badly cut Afro.
It’s the summer of 1985 and Benji is determined that this is the summer when things will change and he’ll fit in. For starters, he’ll be reinvented as ‘Ben’. When that doesn’t catch on, it’s another summer of the perpetual mortification that is teenage existence.
Attending our book group is completely free – just register above to reserve your space in the group, and we will drop you an email just before the event with the link to the group chat.