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Date:

August 15

Time:

07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

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Guille-Allès Public Library, Guernsey

Lit with Liberate will meet in August to discuss two graphic novels – Light Carries On by Ray Nadine & Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. Multiple copies are available to borrow, please email Beth at bbrown@library.gg to reserve yours.

Come along for pizza, drinks and book chat in the Rowswell Room on the second floor. Zoom attendance possible, please let us know if you want to take part this way and we’ll send you the details. No booking required. If you haven’t read the book but want to come along for a taster of the book group, please do!

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Light Carries On by Ray Nadine

When Leon’s camera unexpectedly breaks, he is forced to borrow a used one from his mom’s antique store. As he snaps the first picture, the ghost of the camera’s former owner is released and the two are inexplicably linked. After taking Leon’s body for an accidental joy ride, the ghost introduces himself as Cody, a queer punk rocker who died decades ago. Of course, he doesn’t remember how he wound up dead but the two decide investigating might be the only way to end the haunting.

Leon has been reeling from a recent break-up with his boyfriend, recovering from his time in the military, and trying to become a photographer who can afford to take pictures of something more than high school proms and weddings. So being the only one able to see and talk to a ghost that died before cellphones, Wikipedia, or iTunes seems like a great way to fill his ample free time. The two get closer as they travel around Chicago showing each other the landmarks of their pasts and trying to unearth the secrets around Cody’s mysterious death. They discover they have much more in common than expected as they explore the complexities of life, love, and afterdeath, taking breaks to jam out to tunes, hang out in planetariums, and slurp down tasty frozen beverages.

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father.

Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the Fun Home. It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve.