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Book Discussion: Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James

February 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This is the first novel in the Dark Star trilogy. It’s our longest read in Lavender Book Club history, but you have plenty of time to get through the book if you get your copy and start now! (I’ve pushed our book club discussion date to Leap Day, even!) It’s well worth the read! Enjoy!

About the Book

In the stunning first novel in Marlon James’s Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child.

Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: “He has a nose,” people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard.

As Tracker follows the boy’s scent–from one ancient city to another; into dense forests and across deep rivers–he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he struggles to survive, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And perhaps the most important questions of all: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying?

Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written a novel unlike anything that’s come before it: a saga of breathtaking adventure that’s also an ambitious, involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is both surprising and profound as it explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power, and our need to understand them both.

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Date:
February 29
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Website:
https://community.lavenderbook.club/posts/49254365

Venue

PGH Equality Center
5401 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh,PA15232United States
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Phone
(412) 422-0114
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Lavender Book Club
Email
lbc@lavenderbook.club
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