|Nov 29, 2023 (UTC-5)
9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
Join Gabriel Bump in Person on Wednesday, November 29 at 7 PM as he presents his new novel, The New Naturals. This exclusive event will take place at the Odyssey Bookshop located at 9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075. The New Naturals is the December selection of the Odyssey First Editions Club, making it a highly anticipated literary event. In this thought-provoking novel, Bump explores the concept of founding an underground utopia and the interconnected stories of those drawn to it. Rio, a young Black woman, seeks solace after the loss of her newborn child and envisions a society built on love, acceptance, and equality. Alongside her husband, they embark on the construction of this utopia, which begins to attract individuals from different walks of life - from unhoused men to disillusioned journalists. However, as the group yearns for purpose and refuge, the question arises: can this new society truly succeed? The New Naturals showcases Bump's exceptional storytelling talent and offers a fresh and perceptive perspective on life in the 21st century. Comparable to acclaimed works such as Paul Beatty's The Sellout and Jennifer Egan's The Candy House, this novel will captivate readers with its astute observations and exploration of human connection. Bump, an award-winning author of Everywhere You Don't Belong, hails from South Shore, Chicago, and holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Don't miss the opportunity to meet Gabriel Bump in person at this remarkable event. Admission is free, and it promises to be an evening filled with literary insights and engaging discussions. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 29, and join us at the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA for this memorable occasion.