QPOC Book Club Discusses "Bright Lines"
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes back to the store the Oakland Queer People of Color [QPOC] Book Club to discuss Bright Lines by Tanwi Nandini Islam on Monday, May 15th at 7pm.
This event is free and all are welcome and encouraged to attend!
For as long as she can remember, Ella has longed to feel at home. Orphaned as a child after her parents murder, and afflicted with hallucinations at dusk, she's always felt more at ease in nature than with people. She traveled from Bangladesh to Brooklyn to live with the Saleems: her uncle Anwar, aunt Hashi, and their beautiful daughter, Charu, her complete opposite. One summer, when Ella returns home from college, she discovers Charu's friend Maya an Islamic cleric's runaway daughter asleep in her bedroom.
As the girls have a summer of clandestine adventure and sexual awakenings, Anwar owner of a popular botanical apothecary has his own secrets, threatening his thirty-year marriage. But when tragedy strikes, the Saleems find themselves blamed. To keep his family from unraveling, Anwar takes them on a fated trip to Bangladesh, to reckon with the past, their extended family, and each other.