The Junction Kitchen & Provisions, 4438 Spruill Ave., North Charleston, SC
Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6 – 8:30pm
“AUGUST PICK: The Leavers by Lisa Ko
6:00 pm meet & greet
6:30 pm dinner & discussion | At the Junction
3 course menu & wine pairings | $45
Join us at the Junction Kitchen in Park Circle to discuss The Leavers by Lisa Ko.
Every month we gather to discuss the book over an original, three-course meal with drink pairings inspired by the book. Be sure to check in when you arrive: for every six meetings you attend, you will receive a giftbag with a bottle of wine from the Junction and a mystery book from Itinerant Literate Books.
Buy the book from Itinerant Literate, get a glass of wine free.
Find a copy at the bookmobile or order online:
Paperback | $15.95 | reserve a copy to pick up, or have one shipped to you [+$3.00]
Ebook | $15.95
About the book:
“There was a time I would have called Lisa Ko’s novel beautifully written, ambitious, and moving, and all of that is true, but it’s more than that now: if you want to understand a forgotten and essential part of the world we live in, The Leavers is required reading.” —Ann Patchett, author of Commonwealth
One morning, Deming Guo’s mother, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, goes to her job at a nail salon—and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her.
With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left mystified and bereft. Eventually adopted by a pair of well-meaning white professors, Deming is moved from the Bronx to a small town upstate and renamed Daniel Wilkinson. But far from all he’s ever known, Daniel struggles to reconcile his adoptive parents’ desire that he assimilate with his memories of his mother and the community he left behind.
Told from the perspective of both Daniel—as he grows into a directionless young man—and Polly, Ko’s novel gives us one of fiction’s most singular mothers. Loving and selfish, determined and frightened, Polly is forced to make one heartwrenching choice after another.
Set in New York and China, The Leavers is a vivid examination of borders and belonging. It’s a moving story of how a boy comes into his own when everything he loves is taken away, and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of the past.”
Event Type: Book Signing/Reading, Food and Drinks
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