Greenlight Fiction Book Group

Tuesday, February 19, 7:30 PM
Greenlight Fiction Book Group discusses The Book of Night Women by Marlon James

Led by Greenlight general manager Alexis, this book group discusses paperback fiction on the third Thursday of each month. For February, the group discusses The Book of Night Women by Marlon James. The novel is the story of Lilith, a woman born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they - and she - will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age they see her as the key to their plans. But when she begins to understand her own feelings, desires, and identity, Lilith starts to push at the edges of what is imaginable for the life of a slave woman, and risks becoming the conspiracy's weak link.

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
686 Fulton Street
11217 Brooklyn
The Book of Night Women Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594484360
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2010