Prescott Book Readers

 Sunday, July 21st | 1 p.m.



 •  •  • MEETING AT A NEW LOCATION!  •  •  •

Enjoy your regular PBR book club at The Raven Café's Wine Room starting on Sunday, July 21st. Discuss your thoughts and share ideas over a a drink or food, if desired! It's kept cool in the Wine Room, so consider bringing a sweater. The Raven is just down the block from the Peregrine, at 142 N Cortez St!


Prescott Book Readers meets once a month at the Wine Room in The Raven Café. We are a group of readers who meet to discuss quality works of contemporary fiction, some classics, short stories, and perhaps a work of non-fiction from time to time. Email for more info and to sign up, or check out PBR's Meetup page.

Currently reading: Victory City by Salman Rushdie


About the Book

// NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The epic tale of a woman who breathes a fantastical empire into existence, only to be consumed by it over the centuries—from the transcendent imagination of Booker Prize–winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie
// Salman Rushdie is one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of the Year • “Victory City is a triumph—not because it exists, but because it is utterly enchanting.”—The Atlantic
// A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, Time, NPR, The Washington Post, Chicago Public Library, Polygon, The Globe and Mail, Bookreporter

In the wake of an unimportant battle between two long-forgotten kingdoms in fourteenth-century southern India, a nine-year-old girl has a divine encounter that will change the course of history. After witnessing the death of her mother, the grief-stricken Pampa Kampana becomes a vessel for a goddess, who begins to speak out of the girl’s mouth. Granting her powers beyond Pampa Kampana’s comprehension, the goddess tells her that she will be instrumental in the rise of a great city called Bisnaga—“victory city”—the wonder of the world.

Over the next 250 years, Pampa Kampana’s life becomes deeply interwoven with Bisnaga’s, from its literal sowing from a bag of magic seeds to its tragic ruination in the most human of ways: the hubris of those in power. Whispering Bisnaga and its citizens into existence, Pampa Kampana attempts to make good on the task that the goddess set for her: to give women equal agency in a patriarchal world. But all stories have a way of getting away from their creator, and Bisnaga is no exception. As years pass, rulers come and go, battles are won and lost, and allegiances shift, the very fabric of Bisnaga becomes an ever more complex tapestry—with Pampa Kampana at its center.

Brilliantly styled as a translation of an ancient epic, Victory City is a saga of love, adventure, and myth that is in itself a testament to the power of storytelling.

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Event date: 

Sunday, July 21, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Event address: 

219A N Cortez St
Prescott, AZ 86301
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