Speculative Fiction Book Group: “A Master of Djinn”

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting five book discussions in May. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book. Zoom links are available on the Library’s website or you can email ktorresdal@decorahlibrary.org to be added to any of the groups’ email distribution lists. Funds for multiple copy sets were generously provided by Friends of Decorah Public Library.

Immediately following the short fiction discussion, the group will discuss P. Djèlí Clark’s “A Master of Djinn” (beginning at 6:30 p.m. using the same Zoom link). Cairo, 1912. Although Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities, she’s certainly not a rookie, especially after preventing the destruction of the universe last summer. When someone murders a secret brotherhood dedicated to one of the most famous men in history, al-Jahiz, Agent Fatma is called onto the case. Al-Jahiz transformed the world fifty years ago when he opened up the veil between the magical and mundane realms before vanishing into the unknown. This murderer claims to be al-Jahiz, returned to condemn the modern age for its social oppressions. His magical abilities instigate unrest in Cairo and threaten to spill over onto the global stage. Alongside her Ministry colleagues and clever girlfriend Siti, Agent Fatma must unravel the mystery behind this imposter to restore peace to the city—or face the possibility he could be exactly who he seems.

For more information, contact Tricia Crary (Friday Book Group) or Kristin Torresdal (Happy Hour, History, and Speculative Fiction Book Groups) at 563-382-3717.

Decorah Public Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Spec Fiction Book Group

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  • Event Attendance Mode: Virtual Event

Date

May 22 2024
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Time

6:30 pm

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Location

Online

Organizer

Kristin Torresdal
Email
ktorresdal@decorahlibrary.org
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