What We’re Reading in December!


We are thrilled to announce our December Book Club selection, Empty Set by Verónica Gerber Bicecci (Coffee House Press, February 2018)!

How do you draw an affair? A family? Can a Venn diagram show the ways overlaps turn into absences, tree rings tell us what happens when mothers leave? Can we fall in love according to the hop skip of an acrostic? Empty Set is a novel of patterns, its young narrator’s attempt at making sense of inevitable loss, tracing her way forward in loops, triangles, and broken lines.

Francisco Goldman, author of Say Her Name, notes that “Verónica Gerber writes with a luminous intimacy; her novel is clever, vibrant, moving, profoundly original. Reading it made me feel as if the world had been rebuilt.”

Subscribe to the Rumpus Book Club by November 20 to join us in reading Empty Set, culminating in an exclusive online discussion with Verónica Gerber Bicecci about the book!

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