On 1st November we will be discussing Fran Ross' forgotten classic Oreo
which was first published in 1974.
Described by Booker Prizer winner Marlon James as 'crazy, sexy, cool', this novel -now published in the UK for the first time- is a playful, modernized parody of the classical odyssey of Theseus with a feminist twist, immersed in 70s pop culture, and mixing standard English, black vernacular, and Yiddish with wisecracking aplomb.
Oreo, our young hero, navigates the labyrinth of sound studios and brothels and subway tunnels in Manhattan, seeking to claim her birthright while unwittingly experiencing and triggering a mythic journey of self-discovery like no other.
Numbers strictly limited, please book promptly to avoid disappointment.
Tickets are £8 (£6 for students) and include wine or soft drinks. Book online, in store or by phoning 020 7636 1577.