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Afternoon Book Group: Speak No Evil
Thursday, July 11, 2019, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Silver Spring Library, third floor conference room
900 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Arts & Entertainment
Registration is not Required
On July 11 at 2:00 the Afternoon Book Group will discuss Speak No Evil
by Uzodinma Iweala.
On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by two attentive parents in Washington, D.C., he's a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school. Bound for Harvard in the fall, his prospects are bright. But Niru has a painful secret: he is queer an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. No one knows except Meredith, his best friend, the daughter of prominent Washington insiders and the one person who seems not to judge him. When his father accidentally discovers Niru is gay, the fallout is brutal and swift. Coping with troubles of her own, however, Meredith finds that she has little left emotionally to offer him. As the two friends struggle to reconcile their desires against the expectations and institutions that seek to define them, they find themselves speeding toward a future more violent and senseless than they can imagine. Neither will escape unscathed.
The book will be available on the library reserve shelf starting June 14. Open to the public; RSVPs not required for this event.