Join us for something a little different this time; we're reading the classic 1975 Hugo Award winner, The Dispossessed. The first part of Le Guin's Hainish cycle explores a political dichotomy which remains incredibly relevant today, as well as offering an illuminating and compassionate insight into the intricate ways in which humans are shaped by the forces of power which surround them.
A timely and genre-bending memoir that offers fresh and fierce reflections on motherhood, desire, identity and feminism.
At the centre of The Argonauts is the love story between Maggie Nelson and the artist Harry Dodge, who is fluidly gendered. As Nelson undergoes the transformations of pregnancy, she explores the challenges and complexities of mothering and queer family making.
Writing in the tradition of public intellectuals like Susan Sontag, Nelson uses arresting prose even as she questions the limits of language. The Argonauts is an intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of love, language, and family.
As always, everyone is welcome, so just drop us a line if you’d like to join us.