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  • TAP-NY Book Club, Winter Edition

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December 12, 2017
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Midtown, Manhattan

Join us for TAP-NY’s Book Club, Winter Edition! Next month, we will be meeting to discuss the book “The Leavers” by Lisa Ko.

A Finalist for the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction, The Leavers is an poignant novel about the issues of social justice.

One morning, Deming Guo’s mother, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, goes to her job at a nail salon — and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left mystified and bereft.

Told from the perspective of both Daniel — as he grows into a directionless young man — and Polly, Ko’s novel gives us one of fiction’s most singular mothers. Loving and selfish, determined and frightened, Polly is forced to make one heartwrenching choice after another.

Set in New York and China, The Leavers is a vivid examination of borders and belonging. It’s a moving story of how a boy comes into his own when everything he loves is taken away, and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of the past.

Please join us to share your thoughts and discuss the book over small bites in Manhattan.  You can purchase the book at: https://www.amazon.com/Leavers-Novel-Lisa-Ko/dp/1616206888.

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Where: TBA in Midtown Manhattan
When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm

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