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January 13, 2022 | DEBS’ Book Club Zoom Event
January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for a ZOOM session with author, GEOFFREY SIMPSON, to discus his book, The Slummer.
This event is open to NY Flyers Members and Non Members.
It is a compelling, futuristic novel that features a sport scarcely written about: running.
Set in the year 2083, Benjamin Brandt is among the millions of “slummers” who are relegated to poverty and struggle on the outskirts of society. As a minority growing up in the gritty underbelly of Cleveland’s Industrial Valley, Ben sees the way genetically designed “elites” live only from a distance: from the shadows of public spaces people like him are forbidden to use, and on TV, where he watches the enhanced athletes compete at an extraordinary level. For years, a national track championship has inspired Ben to ferociously cultivate his own talent as a runner.
As Ben logs miles through the potholed, darkened streets of his community, an idea takes hold of him that could turn his highly stratified society upside down. He isn’t prepared to lead a revolution; however, he is prepared to run like a slummer with nothing to lose.
"This is the first running book I've read that I think, wow this is like peeking into my brain and my way of thinking. I will be reading it again and again." CHRIS SOLINSKY, Former American Record Holder - 10,000 m (26:59.60)
"The Slummer's inspiring story pits the indomitable spirit of a runner against economic disparity and genetic engineering in a believable, dystopian tomorrow." JONATHAN BEVERLY, Editor in Chief - PodiumRunner
What: DEBS' Book Club - Zoom Session with the AUTHOR!
When: 7:00 pm Thursday, January 13, 2022
Hosts: Deb Saat & Debi Unger
Duration: Approx. 60 minutes
Group Size: unlimited
You can order the book HERE
View Attendees HERE
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