Before Women Galore –our month-long
Before Women Galore –our month-long festival celebrating women in the arts– is over, we’re still going to engage in a conversation about The Sky is Yours, by Chandler Klang Smith, a sprawling, genre-defying epic set in a dystopian metropolis plagued by dragons; a debut novel about what it’s like to be young in a very old world.
“Smith’s gifts of imagination are staggering. Her world-building is a tangled sprawl of past, present, and future, a wickedly satirical synthesis that underlines just how fractured our own realities can be during periods of fear, unrest, inequality, and instability (…). In language that punches and caresses, [Smith] dwells on ugliness and beauty in equal measure (…) Much like Lev Grossman’s The Magicians and Charlie Jane Anders’ All The Birds in the Sky before it, The Sky is Yours filters youth through a warped yet poignantly canny speculative-fiction lens. At the same time, it’s funny as hell, full of madcap detail, firecracker dialogue, and a healthy dose of absurdism in the face of darkness.” –NPR.org
“Readers who love ambitious literary genre fiction should be on the lookout for Smith’s first novel, a vibrantly uncanny dystopia set on an island metropolis, in the shadow of dragons that swoop overhead, where income inequality and mass incarceration have spun out of control.” –Huffington Post
As always, Book Club members (meaning you just show up) will enjoy a 10% discount on the next book club title and on every item they’ll ask for at the bar during the Book Club meeting.
Let’s meet up and talk Literature.
(Monday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Wild Detectives
314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas