Second Ave Book Club Sponsored by The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop
Monday, June 12, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Exciting News: We will be joined (via Zoom) by Kashana Cauley to answer questions!
*The Q&A will not be recorded, and you must attend in person to join
*Please note that book club members must purchase their book from The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop to participate in the book club discussion. Your online registration price includes purchasing the book with the 10% book club discount plus additional online registration fees. To avoid online registration fees, you may purchase your book and register in person at The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop, 198 2nd Ave., Niwot, CO.
*Books available for pickup at The Wandering Jellyfish now!*
See below for a description of the book!
“A great and engrossing read, Kashana humanizes a way of life that is often made fun of and makes the reader understand why someone would go to such great lengths to prepare for the future, so much so she almost sold me on those Life Preserver soy bars!” —Trevor Noah
A single Black lawyer puts her career and personal moral code at risk when she moves in with her coffee entrepreneur boyfriend and his doomsday-prepping roommates in a novel that's packed with tension, curiosity, humor, and wit from a writer with serious comedy credentials
In the wake of her parents’ death, Aretha, a habitually single Black lawyer, has had only one obsession in life—success—until she falls for Aaron, a coffee entrepreneur. Moving into his Brooklyn brownstone to live along with his Hurricane Sandy-traumatized, illegal-gun-stockpiling, optimized-soy-protein-eating, bunker-building roommates, Aretha finds that her dreams of making partner are slipping away, replaced by an underground world, one of selling guns and training for a doomsday that’s maybe just around the corner.
For readers of Victor LaValle’s The Changeling, Paul Beatty’s The Sellout, and Zakiya Harris’s The Other Black Girl, The Survivalists is a darkly humorous novel from a smart and relevant new literary voice that's packed with tension, curiosity and wit, and unafraid to ask the questions most relevant to a new generation of Americans: Does it make sense to climb the corporate ladder? What exactly are the politics of gun ownership? And in a world where it’s nearly impossible for young people to earn enough money to afford stable housing, what does it take in order to survive?