Catapult Book Club

The next meeting of The Catapult Book Club will come to order on the evening of Thursday, November 11 at 6pm. NOTE: for the first time since March 2020, we will be meeting in the store! As it is currently store policy, masks will be required for attendance.

The current selection is Pew by Catherine Lacey.

"Unsettling, mundane, and funny, Lacey’s fictions sometimes read as if characters let loose from Beckett were wandering through a recognizable, even realist landscape . . . [Pew is] the logical and relentless development of this bold young writer’s previous work . . .Pew is a brave book, in both concept and execution." --James Wood, The New Yorker

"Lacey works at the provocative end of contemporary American fiction, and Pew is her sharpest novel yet: a tale of the quiet savagery of “good” intentions, and the tyranny – and ecstasy – of belonging . . . . There is a fallen-to-Earth quality about Lacey’s amnesiac, androgynous confidante: part space alien, part unwitting, or unwilling, messiah; a kind of ethereal cultural anthropologist." --Beejay Silcox, The Times Literary Supplement

"The most impressive feat Lacey has accomplished in her newest novel is the ambitious construction of the narrator . . . a work that evokes the same presumptions and privileges in the reader as it does in its characters — particularly those of the townsfolk . . . For anyone who values literature that tests commonly held standards regarding what a character should be and how they are developed, this is a book not to be missed. Its success at pushing beyond preconceived ideas about a character’s identity and narratorial credence will be discussed among writers for years to come." --Ryan Smernoff, Los Angeles Review of Books

All Catapult Book Club selections are 20% off until the day of the next meeting. Meetings are very much open to all! 

Event date: 
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
3010-B Juniper Street
San Diego, CA 92104
Pew: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250798534
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - July 20th, 2021