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Mermaid in Chelsea Creek by Michelle Tea

  • Jan 28, 2014 · 7:30 PM
  • The Rubyfruit Jungle (private residence)

Everyone in the broken-down town of Chelsea, Massachusetts, has a story too worn to repeat—from the girls who play the pass-out game just to feel like they're somewhere else, to the packs of aimless teenage boys, to the old women from far away who left everything behind. But there’s one story they all still tell: the oldest and saddest but most hopeful story, the one about the girl who will be able to take their twisted world and straighten it out. The girl who will bring the magic.

Could Sophie Swankowski be that girl? With her tangled hair and grubby clothes, her weird habits and her visions of a filthy, swearing mermaid who comes to her when she’s unconscious, Sophie could be the one to uncover the power flowing beneath Chelsea’s potholed streets and sludge-filled rivers, and the one to fight the evil that flows there, too. Sophie might discover her destiny, and maybe even in time to save them all.

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  • Carol A.

    I hope someone can take my spot! I had too many things spring up this week.

    January 26, 2014

    • Elizabeth R.

      Thanks for updating your RSVP and we will look forward to meeting you next time! :)

      January 28, 2014

  • Madelaine

    Sorry to miss this evening....i look forward to the next one...

    January 28, 2014

    • Elizabeth R.

      Looking forward to seeing you at the next one too! :)

      January 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Recovering from bronchitis, won't be there.

    January 28, 2014

  • Inna

    Could someone help me out, I got wrong address.

    January 28, 2014

    • Elizabeth R.

      Hi Inna, Just got your message. The address is definitely correct, so I'm not sure why it is sending you to DTLA, however, this meet-up is for people who have read the book so we will look forward to meeting you another time! :)

      January 28, 2014

  • Inna

    Just don't have a book since I was just accepted in the book club, but I'm ready to meet and greet everyone got the first time :)

    January 28, 2014

  • Inna

    I just joined this book club and I see the meet up is today and I won't have time to read the book, could I still join the group tonight?

    January 28, 2014

  • Elizabeth R.

    I have just e-mailed tonight's address to the YES RSVPs (it goes to the e-mail that you signed up to meet-up with, so check that spam hole email or spam folder if you don't immediately see it) If something has changed in your schedule, please update your RSVP accordingly. Looking forward to tonight :)

    Thanks!

    January 28, 2014

  • Elizabeth R.

    Also, if you are new to book club, please read the book anyway even if it looks like it doesn't have any available spots as the guest list ALWAYS goes thru drastic changed before the meetup actually happens :)

    January 6, 2014

  • Elizabeth R.

    Happy New Year! Just finished this book and I am really excited to discuss it with you! xo

    January 6, 2014

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