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Tuesday, June 8, 6:00 PM ET
Fiction Book Group discusses Barn 8
Led (virtually!) by former Greenlight general manager Alexis, our fiction book group meets monthly to discuss paperback fiction, reading broadly in contemporary fiction with the occasional diversion into classics. For June, the group discusses Deb Olin Unferth’s wildly inventive novel Barn 8, a heist story of a very unusual sort. Two auditors for the U.S. egg industry go rogue and conceive a plot to steal a million chickens in the middle of the night—an entire egg farm’s worth of animals. A series of catastrophes ensues. Funny, whimsical, philosophical, and heartbreaking, Barn 8 ultimately asks: What constitutes meaningful action in a world so in need of change? Unferth comes at this question with striking ingenuity, razor-sharp wit, and ferocious passion.