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Feb. 5: “Let’s Talk About It” book club continues with ‘Green Grass, Running Water’

Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma’s 2019 series “Wade in the Water,” continues February 5th with Thomas King’s Green Grass, Running Water (1993)

6:30 PM in Room 151 of Walker Center
Petree College of Arts & Sciences, at NW 26th & N. Florida
Parking available in the lots to the north of the building.

Dr. Tracy Floreani, Center Director, presents Green Grass, Running Water, by Thomas King. The novel is set in a contemporary First Nations Blackfoot community in Alberta, Canada. It gained attention due to its unique use of structure, narrative, and the fusion of oral and written literary traditions. The novel is rife with humor and satire, particularly regarding Judeo-Christian beliefs as well as Western government and society. Green Grass, Running Water was a finalist for the 1993 Governor General’s Award in Fiction.

The new theme “Wade in the Water” includes five books of fiction on the topic of water, ecology, and human experience. These works of fiction are all fairly contemporary and range in styles, including young adult, scifi, realism, and magical realism.

Books are available to borrow for free on a first-come, first-served basis, and anyone is welcome to participate. Books may be checked out in Room 207 of the Dulaney-Browne Library on campus. Participants are also welcome to attend with their own copies of the books. Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma is a program of Oklahoma Humanities.

Other titles in the season’s series include:

Feb. 19: Paolo Bacigalupi, The Water Knife, presented by Dr. Harbour Winn
March 5: Alec Connon, The Activist, presented by Dr. Mark Davies
March 19: Kim Stanley Robinson , Forty Signs of Rain, presented by Dr. Karen Schiler