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Bed Stuy Book Discussion

May 18 @ 6:00 pm CDT - 7:00 pm CDT

Join us for a discussion on the book Bed StuyWe’ll be joined by the author, Jerry McGill! Jerry is a writer and artist who lives in Portland, Oregon. He is a wheelchair user who also wrote a memoir about how he sustained his injury.

About the book:

Rashid is a young Black man from Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, with a complicated life. Looking for an escape from a neighborhood few ever leave, he finds it in Rachel―married, twenty years his senior, and the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. It begins with a flirtation and a tryst. It becomes an intense romance, exhilarating and enriching, that defies the expectations of Rashid’s friends and family. What draws Rachel to Rashid is his curiosity, his need for intimacy, and his adoration―everything lacking in her crumbling marriage. But as the fault lines of their relationship become more prevalent, so do the inevitable choices one makes when falling in love.

We encourage you to read or listen to the book prior to our discussion. It is available in three formats on Amazon. And come with your questions for Jerry!

Should you require an accommodation to ensure the event is fully accessible to you, please contact Shannon Kelly at skelly@backbonesonline.com at least 7 days prior to the event.



May 18
6:00 pm CDT - 7:00 pm CDT