Fiction Book Group

Graphic for the Greenlight Fiction Book Group, featuring The Shadow KingVIRTUAL: Live via Zoom
Tuesday, April 12, 6:00 PM ET
Fiction Book Group with Alexis
Discussing The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste

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 April, the group discusses award-winning author Maaza Mengiste’s Booker Prize-shortlisted novel The Shadow King, named a best book of the year by The New York Times, NPR, Elle, Time Magazine, and more. Set during Mussolini’s 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, The Shadow King takes us back to the first real conflict of World War II, casting light on the women soldiers who were left out of the historical record. At its heart is orphaned maid Hirut, who finds herself tumbling into a new world of thefts and violations, of betrayals and overwhelming rage. What follows is a heartrending and unputdownable exploration of what it means to be a woman at war. Read along and join us virtually for a discussion of this remarkable saga and the project of excavating history for untold stories.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 6:00pm

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NY
The Shadow King: A Novel By Maaza Mengiste Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393358513
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 1st, 2020

Set during Mussolini’s 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, The Shadow King takes us back to the first real conflict of World War II, casting light on the women soldiers who were left out of the historical record. At its heart is orphaned maid Hirut, who finds herself tumbling into a new world of thefts and violations, of betrayals and overwhelming rage. What follows is a heartrending and unputdownable exploration of what it means to be a woman at war.