The Other Fruit Bookclub centers LGBTQ+ books, authors and readers and from spring 2023 is hosted by Grey (they/them)!
All are welcome to attend and take part in our discussions, however we ask that if you do not identify at LGBTQ+ you approach the book club as an opportunity for listening and support and give precedence to others in discussion.
We read and discuss one book each month and are currently meeting online - althrough there is a core group of regulars, new faces join each discussion and some people dip in and out depending on whether the book grabs their attention.
We regularly have the honour of welcoming the books' authors to answer some questions so keep an eye out for these special occasions!
We offer bookclubbers 10% off the reading list, so just use the code OTHERFRUIT at checkout for that to apply
An electrifying novel about the creeping reality of political terror, and the violent pleasures found in Brooklyn's queer heartlands. Part noir, part erotic thriller, X is a vivid, moody and darkly funny portrait of those living on the margins of an increasingly hostile society. Broke and discontented, amateur sadist Lee spends their days working for a big corporation and their nights searching the warehouses and dungeons of Brooklyn looking for the mysterious, seductive, and bloodthirsty X.
In a sly purging of migrants, refugees, sex workers and queers - any citizens they claim to be undesirable - the US government has started exporting people, and Lee has heard X might be among those about to disappear. As their obsession with X grows, Lee becomes further enmeshed in the crimes and dramas of the city's queer community, following ex-lovers, playmates, clients, best friends, and accidental accomplices through damp and shining bars and parties looking for any lead that might bring them closer to X, before she vanishes for good.