Caribbean Connections Book Club: Monster in the Middle by Tiphanie Yanique
Join the staff of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) for a discussion of Monster in the Middle by Tiphanie Yanique.
Monster in the Middle by Tiphanie Yanique
Vibrant and emotionally riveting, Monster in the Middle moves across decades, from the U.S. to the Virgin Islands to Ghana and back again, to show how one couple’s romance is intrinsically influenced by the family lore and love stories that preceded their own pairing. What challenges and traumas must this new couple inherit, what hopes and ambitions will keep them moving forward? Exploring desire and identity, religion and class, passion and obligation, the novel posits that in order to answer the question “who are we meant to be with?” we must first understand who we are and how we came to be.
Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the award-winning novel Land of Love and Drowning, as well as the poetry collection Wife. Winner of the 2014 Center for Fiction First Novel award, and a National Book Foundation 5 under 35 honoree, she has also received a Rona Jaffe Award and a Fulbright scholarship. Her short fiction has been published in The New Yorker and anthologized in Best American Short Stories 2020. Originally from the Virgin Islands, she now lives in Atlanta, where she is a professor at Emory University.
This book club is part of the Caribbean Connections program series. Please reserve your copy of Monster in the Middle by visiting our online catalog: book, eBook and eAudio. We look forward to your participation in this online book discussion with the staff.
Caribbean Connections explores the intersection of literature, history, the arts, and culture throughout the Diaspora.
This event will take place over Google Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive a link to participate. The link with instructions on how to join will be sent to you via email approximately one day before the event.
You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet/cellular connection to join.