b, Book, and Me Happy Hour
DaDa Bar | 65 Post Street | San Francisco, California
Join us after work to raise a glass to Two Lines latest from Kim Sagwa, b, Book, and Me, translated from Korean by Sunhee Jeong. There will be readings from Two Lines editors, drinks, and snacks. Entry is free but please rsvp!
More about b, Book, and Me
Best friends b and Rang are all each other have. Their parents are absent, their teachers avert their eyes when they walk by. Everyone else in town acts like they live in Seoul even though it’s painfully obvious they don’t. When Rang begins to be bullied horribly by the boys in baseball hats, b fends them off. But one day Rang unintentionally tells the whole class about b’s dying sister and how her family is poor, and each of them finds herself desperately alone. The only place they can reclaim themselves, and perhaps each other, is beyond the part of town where lunatics live—the End.
In a piercing, heartbreaking, and astonishingly honest voice, Kim Sagwa’s b, Book, and Me walks the precipice between youth and adulthood, reminding us how perilous the edge can be.