MAIN SELECTION FOR MARCH: Sat. 9th @ 11a -- 2003 "OYSTER" by John Biguenet






 

 

 

 




Join us Saturday March 9 at 11 am at the SOUND CAFE' coffee house -- 2700 Chartres St. in the Marigny. (Pass Cake Cafe' & Bakery and go 2 more blocks. Corner of Port St., one block after Franklin Ave.)

Our Main Selection for the month of March is the 2003 novel "OYSTER" by John Biguenet.

 

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300 pages.

Used copies at Amazon for a penny before shipping. New copies available in any book store.

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We meet inside or outside. For more info, contact Guy Henoumont at[masked] or at [masked] .

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Product Description on Amazon:

With comparisons to Flaubert, Chekhov, and Faulkner, O. Henry Award-winner John Biguenet earned wide acclaim for his debut short-story collection, The Torturer's Apprentice. In his astonishing first novel, Oyster, he demonstrates the same mastery of craft and rigor of vision that led critics across the country to join Robert Olen Butler in praising this "important new writer."

Set on the Louisiana coast in 1957, Oyster recounts the engrossing tale of a deadly rivalry between two families. To avoid ruin after years of declining oyster crops, Felix and Mathilde Petitjean offer their young daughter, Therese, in marriage to 52-year-old Horse Bruneau, who holds the papers on their boat and house. Bruneau has spent his life as Felix's rival for both the Petitjeans' century-old oyster beds and, as we learn, Mathilde. But as Therese explains to Horse one night as they float in a pirogue alone in the marsh, "I don't get bought for the price of no damn boat."

The spiraling violence of Oyster and the seething passions behind it drive an unpredictable tale of murder and revenge in which two women and the men who desire them play out a drama as elemental and inexorable as a Greek tragedy.

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry thanks for all the time suggestions, but this is St. patrick's day weekend and I have a full calendar!

    March 11, 2013

  • Jacque

    Saturday am at 11?

    March 11, 2013

  • Jacque

    Working on Sunday afternoon, but I could do Saturday. Would anyone else be able to make that?

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sun @ 2, Still Perkin works for me.

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Might I suggest Still Perkin on Sat or Sun afternoon?

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would be interested in a makeup meeting for this book.

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry I missed the meeting also.. would be glad for a make up .. This book was stunning!

    March 10, 2013

  • Terry

    So sorry I missed the meeting.I didn't see the message to go
    elsewhere.
    Terry

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I so enjoyed this book and am sorry I missed the discussion. Saw the sign to go to Dat Dog, but could not find it. Were you at Cafe Nero?

    March 9, 2013

  • Guy H.

    +5 from the Intelligent Conversation meetup group

    March 8, 2013

  • Lorraine L.

    Forgot to get book but will read like crazy when I get it on Wed.

    March 4, 2013

  • Terry

    Looking forward to the discussion.

    March 4, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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