Offsite (Greene Grape Annex):
Tuesday, May 7, 7:30 PM
Fort Greene Graphic Novel Book Group discusses Blame This on the Boogie
Led by Greenlight bookseller Nicholas, our new graphic novel book group in Fort Greene reads and discusses comics and graphic novels in a variety of genres. For May, the group discusses Blame This on the Boogie by Rina Ayuyang. Inspired by the visual richness and cinematic structure of the Hollywood musical, Blame This on the Boogie chronicles the adventures of a Filipino American girl born in the decade of disco who escapes life’s hardships and mundanity through the genre’s feel-good song-and-dance numbers. Rina Ayuyang explores how the glowing charm of the silver screen can transform reality, shaping a person’s approach to childhood, relationships, sports, reality TV, and eventually politics, parenthood, and mortality. The book is Ayuyang’s ode to the melody of the world, and shows how tuning out of life and into the magic of Hollywood can actually help an outsider find her place in it.
Current book group picks are always 15% off at Greenlight, in the store or online.
Greene Grape Annex is located at 753 Fulton Street, across the street from the bookstore.