This is a comic novel by a respected storyteller. The title alludes to 1,001 nights and the story of Scheherazade and concerns a fantasy world which is ruled by unreason after a storm striking New York. Strange things happen to formerly reasonable people. The book is replete with fantastical creatures, scary monsters, very bad men or male jinns/genies, and one heroic woman. There is a great battle between absolute Good and Evil. It has been called an intellectual treasure chest, also a hyped up saga with something so loopy, so unleashed, as to make it particularly thrilling.
Books Sandwiched In is open to the public. You may bring a sandwich and share your thoughts on the book scheduled for discussion. Sponsored by the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library, this group provides copies of current titles, available at the circulation desk on a first come, first served basis.