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The SPECULATIVE FICTION BOOK CLUB at Books Inc. Mountain View

THE SPECULATIVE FICTION BOOK CLUB will discuss Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard.

Event date: 
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
317 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA
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Books: 
The Talented Ribkins Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781612197289
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Melville House - August 7th, 2018

At seventy-two, Johnny Ribkins shouldn't have such problems: He's got one week to come up with the money he stole from his mobster boss or it's curtains.

What may or may not be useful to Johnny as he flees is that he comes from an African-American family that has been gifted with super powers that are a bit, well, odd. Okay, very odd. For example, Johnny's father could see colors no one else could see. His brother could scale perfectly flat walls. His cousin belches fire. And Johnny himself can make precise maps of any space you name, whether he's been there or not.

In the old days, the Ribkins family tried to apply their gifts to the civil rights effort, calling themselves The Justice Committee. But when their, eh, superpowers proved insufficient, the group fell apart. Out of frustration Johnny and his brother used their talents to stage a series of burglaries, each more daring than the last.


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