Reading the Rainbow Book Club

Monday, April 15, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Konner hosts a monthly queer book club, Reading the Rainbow! April's meeting will be a discussion of RAINBOW BLACK by Maggie Thrash on April 15th at 7 PM at Print: A Bookstore (273 Congress Street).

20% of our profits for this book will be going to Equality Community Center for their campaign to renovate their new location and to start planning a 60-unit affordable housing building focused on providing housing for queer and vulnerable community members.

For readers of Donna Tartt and Ottessa Moshfegh comes a brilliant, deliriously entertaining novel from the acclaimed author of Honor Girl. Rainbow Black is part murder mystery, part gay international fugitive love story—set against the ’90s Satanic Panic and spanning 20 years in the life of a young woman pulled into its undertow.

Lacey Bond is a 13-year-old girl in New Hampshire growing up in the tranquility of her hippie parents’ rural daycare center. 

Then the Satanic Panic hits. It’s the summer of 1990 when Lacey ’s parents are handcuffed, flung into the county jail, and faced with a torrent of jaw-dropping accusations as part of a mass hysteria sweeping the nation. When a horrific murder brings Lacey to the breaking point, she makes a ruthless choice that will haunt her for decades.

As an adult, Lacey mimes a normal life as the law clerk of an illustrious judge. She has a beautiful girlfriend, a measure of security, and the world has mostly forgotten about her. But after a tiny misstep spirals into an uncontrolled legal disaster, the hysteria threatens to begin all over again.

Rainbow Black is an addictive, searing, high-octane triumph, an imaginative tour de force about one woman’s tireless desire to be free.

Rainbow Black: A Novel By Maggie Thrash Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063286870
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Harper Perennial - March 19th, 2024

Event address: 
Print: A Bookstore
273 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101