Book Club with Author Su J. Sokol
Please join us for the latest iteration of our Book Club with the Author, where a local Montreal author joins us to discuss their book! This time, we’ll be discussing Run J Run by author Su J Sokol. As with all our book clubs, we recommend reading the book in advance, but you are welcome to attend as long as you are all right with spoilers.
About the book:
Jeremy, a high school English teacher coming to grips with a shattered marriage and haunted by the brother he lost, unexpectedly falls in love with his best friend, Zak. Attractive, wildly unconventional, and happy in an open relationship with his partner Annie, Zak seems to embody everything missing from Jeremy’s life, but when the arrest and death of a marginalized student at the Brooklyn high school where they both teach trigger Zak’s mental breakdown and slow descent, Jeremy and Annie are compelled to cross boundaries, both external and internal, in a desperate attempt to save him.
About the author:
Su J. Sokol is a social rights activist and a writer of speculative, liminal and interstitial fiction. Originally from Brooklyn, she now makes Montréal her home. Her short fiction has appeared in The Future Fire, Spark: A Creative Anthology, TFFX 10th Anniversary Anthology, Glittership: an LGBTQ Science Fiction and Fantasy Podcast, Glittership: Year One anthology, and After the Orange: Ruin and Recovery.
Her debut novel, Cycling to Asylum, was longlisted for the Sunburst for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, and has been optioned for a feature-length film.