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Lunch with Leila Mottley, "Nightcrawling"

  • April 26, 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • Temple Israel - Wolfson Auditorium, 137 NE 19 Street Miami FL 33132
  • 196

Registration

  • Non-members may attend up to two luncheons per season.
  • This is a discounted option for members aged 35 and younger.

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About Leila

Leila Mottley is the author of the novel Nightcrawling, an Oprah’s Book Club Pick and New York Times best seller. She is also the 2018 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate. She was born and raised in Oakland, where she continues to lives.


About the Book

BOOKER PRIZE LONG-LIST • Rich with raw beauty, electrifying intensity, and piercing vulnerability, Nightcrawling marks the stunning arrival of a voice unlike any we have heard before.

Kiara and her brother, Marcus, are scraping by in an East Oakland apartment complex optimistically called the Regal-Hi. Both have dropped out of high school, their family fractured by death and prison.

But while Marcus clings to his dream of rap stardom, Kiara hunts for work to pay their rent—which has more than doubled—and to keep the nine-year-old boy next door, abandoned by his mother, safe and fed. One night, what begins as a drunken misunderstanding with a stranger turns into the job Kiara never imagined wanting but now desperately needs: nightcrawling. Her world breaks open even further when her name surfaces in an investigation that exposes her as a key witness in a massive scandal within the Oakland Police Department.

Publisher: Knopf

Photo credit: Magdalena Frigo


About the Luncheon

  • Books: Registrants will pick up their books at the luncheon.
  • Guests: Non-members are welcome to attend up to two luncheons per season. Members may bring with them an unlimited number of non-member guests, as long as the guests, individually, abide by the above Non-member Guest policy.
  • Registration: Pre-registration is required. 
  • Payment: Pre-payment is required.
  • Cancellation Policy: Refunds will not be allowed for cancellations received after registration closes, and no-shows.

Updated 11/22/2022

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