Join the Adult Services department and the Pride Center of NJ for Rainbow Reads! We will be discussing The Town of Babylon by Alejandro Varela.
This program will take place at the Pride Center of New Jersey, 85 Raritan Ave #100, Highland Park.
In this contemporary debut novel—an intimate portrait of queer, racial, and class identity —Andrés, a gay Latinx professor, returns to his suburban hometown in the wake of his husband’s infidelity. There he finds himself with no excuse not to attend his twenty-year high school reunion, and hesitantly begins to reconnect with people he used to call friends.
Over the next few weeks, while caring for his aging parents and navigating the neighborhood where he grew up, Andrés falls into old habits with friends he thought he’d left behind. Before long, he unexpectedly becomes entangled with his first love and is forced to tend to past wounds.
Join the Rainbow Reads Book Group to discuss books written by queer and trans authors or featuring queer and trans characters and themes. While this book group is centered on LGBTQ+ stories and authors, readers of all identities are invited to join and participate in respectful and fun conversation.