This July, the We Bike Book Club is reading Panpocalypse by Carly Moore.
In COVID pandemic-era New York City, Orpheus manages to buy a bicycle just before they sell out across the city. She takes to the streets looking for Eurydice, the first woman she fell in love with, who also broke her heart.
The city is largely closed and on lockdown, devoid of touch, connection, and community. But Orpheus hears of a mysterious underground bar Le Monocle, fashioned after the lesbian club of the same name in 1930s Paris. Will Orpheus be able to find it? Will she ever be allowed to love again? Panpocalypse—first published as an online serial in spring of 2020—follows a lonely, disabled, poly hero in this novel about disease, decay, love, and revolution.
Copies are available for check out at the Main Library or Golden Gate Branch, or place a hold here! Also available as an ebook https://oaklandlibrary.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S981C14814480
We Bike Book Club meets virtually on the first Thursday of each month.
Co-hosted by Oakland Public Library and Bike East Bay. Register for the Zoom link! Questions? Send us an email.