On August 28th, our Hard Word Book Club travels to the seedy streets of ’80s New York in Kenneth Wishnia’s 23 Shades Of The Black. It is the first appearance of Wishnia’s Filomena Buscarsela, an Eucudorian immigrant working as a detective in a mostly white male NYPD.
The story takes place during one late night shift. Buscarel looks into the death of an artist that’s tied to a toxic leak. She travels the art and punk scene of the East Village encountering both corporate and police corruption. The book is tough, full of detail about it’s place and time, and is still socially relevant.
Even cooler, we’ll have Kenneth Wishnia calling in for our discussion. We’ll start at 7PM on Wednesday, the 28th on BookPeople’s third floor. The book is 10% off for those who attend.