This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.
Ellen Klages in conversation with Pat Murphy about our February Book of the Month, Passing Strange.
Praise for Passing Strange
"A once-invisible slice of history, filled with vibrant, non-idealized characters, and fabulous writing to boot. A must-read!" ―Ann Leckie, New York Times bestselling author of the Imperial Radch trilogy
"Ellen Klages's love for queer San Francisco is evident in every line: its history, its mystery, and its people in all their variety and glory. I smiled as I read. You will, too." ―Nicola Griffith, author of Hild
"With Passing Strange, Ellen Klages has spun a marvelously gritty tale of the bad old days, deftly weaving a tapestry from bittersweet nostalgia, magic, weirdness, romance,and the ugly truth of being queer in San Francisco at the dawn of WWII. It earns my highest compliment: I wanted more." ―World Fantasy Award winner Caitlin R. Kiernan
About Passing Strange
San Francisco in 1940 is a haven for the unconventional. Tourists flock to the cities within the city: the Magic City of the World’s Fair on an island created of artifice and illusion; the forbidden city of Chinatown, a separate, alien world of exotic food and nightclubs that offer “authentic” experiences, straight from the pages of the pulps; and the twilight world of forbidden love, where outcasts from conventional society can meet.
Six women find their lives as tangled with each other’s as they are with the city they call home. They discover love and danger on the borders where magic, science, and art intersect.
Inspired by the pulps, film noir, and screwball comedy, Passing Strange is a story as unusual and complex as San Francisco itself from World Fantasy Award winning author Ellen Klages.
Inspired by the pulps, film noir, and screwball comedy, Passing Strange is a story as unusual and complex as San Francisco itself from World Fantasy Award winning author Ellen Klages, and a finalist for the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novella