Friday, March 10, 2017
Pacifica Book Club: 'The Intuitionist' Mar.16th at Florey's!
Florey's welcomes you to our book club!
***Thursday, March 16th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***
Come by for a chat about our February book, 'The Intuitionist' by Colson Whitehead.
About the book:
It is a time of calamity in a major metropolitan city's Department of Elevator Inspectors, and Lila Mae Watson, the first black female elevator inspector in the history of the department, is at the center of it.There are two warring factions within the department: the Empiricists, who work by the book and dutifully check for striations on the winch cable and such; and the Intuitionists, who are simply able to enter the elevator cab in question, meditate, and intuit any defects.
Lila Mae is an Intuitionist and, it just so happens, has the highest accuracy rate in the entire department.But when an elevator in a new city building goes into total freefall on Lila Mae's watch, chaos ensues.It's an election year in the Elevator Guild, and the good-old-boy Empiricists would love nothing more than to assign the blame to an Intuitionist.But Lila Mae is never wrong.
The sudden appearance of excerpts from the lost notebooks of Intuitionism's founder, James Fulton, has also caused quite a stir.The notebooks describe Fulton's work on the "black box," a perfect elevator that could reinvent the city as radically as the first passenger elevator did when patented by Elisha Otis in the nineteenth century.When Lila Mae goes underground to investigate the crash, she becomes involved in the search for the portions of the notebooks that are still missing and uncovers a secret that will change her life forever.
About the book:
Colson Whitehead is the National Book Award winning author of The Underground Railroad.His other works include The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and one collection of essays, The Colossus of New York. A Pulitzer Prize finalist and a recipient of MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, he lives in New York City.
We hope to see you!
Pacifica Book Club
***Thursday, March 16th, 7:00-8:30pm***
Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
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