Community Book Club—The Icarus Girl

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Are you looking to connect with others? Do you love reading all kinds of books? If you answered yes, the Community Book Club is for you!

The Icarus Girl is the audacious first novel from the award-winning and highly acclaimed Helen Oyeyemi. Jessamy “Jess” Harrison, age eight, is the child of an English father and a Nigerian mother. Possessed of an extraordinary imagination, she has a hard time fitting in at school. It is only when she visits Nigeria for the first time that she makes a friend who understands her: a ragged little girl named TillyTilly. But soon TillyTilly’s visits become more disturbing, until Jess realizes she doesn’t actually know who her friend is at all. Drawing on Nigerian mythology, Oyeyemi presents a striking variation on the classic literary theme of doubles—both real and spiritual—in this lyrical and bold debut.

The Community Book Club meets every other Thursday evening, beginning October 6, via Zoom.

To register, send an email to community@iit.edu, and you will receive the meeting credentials.

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