Bodies pile up quickly in Friday Black, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s dystopian short story collection that strums the line between unspeakable horror and everyday reality. It’s not for the faint-hearted; the story featuring two talking aborted fetuses probably falls somewhere in the middle on the book’s ick scale. It’s a really remarkable work, though, and three quarters of the way through the collection the author completely pulls the rug out from under readers in a manner I’m not sure I’ve encountered before. (I won’t say any more than that for fear of spoiling it, but if you’ve read the book LET’S TALK.) Adjei-Brenyah stops by the monthly Point Street Reading Series to read and sign books alongside B.A. Shapiro (The Collector’s Apprentice), Joseph Kelly (Marooned), and Julie Gaines & Ben Lenovitz (Minding the Store).
Entry is $5, or free if you bring a friend who’s never been to the reading series before.