Hip and Well Read June: The Feast of the Goat

  • June 26, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Hey Hipsters and Bibliophiles,

by popular demand and vote...

Our June book will be The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa.

 

Haunted all her life by feelings of terror and emptiness, forty-nine-year-old Urania Cabral returns to her native Dominican Republic - and finds herself reliving the events of l961, when the capital was still called Trujillo City and one old man terrorized a nation of three million. Rafael Trujillo, the depraved ailing dictator whom Dominicans call the Goat, controls his inner circle with a combination of violence and blackmail. In Trujillo's gaudy palace, treachery and cowardice have become a way of life. But Trujillo's grasp is slipping. There is a conspiracy against him, and a Machiavellian revolution already underway that will have bloody consequences of its own. In this 'masterpiece of Latin American and world literature, and one of the finest political novels ever written' (Bookforum), Mario Vargas Llosa recounts the end of a regime and the birth of a terrible democracy, giving voice to the historical Trujillo and the victims, both innocent and complicit, drawn into his deadly orbit.

 


The Feast of the Goat is available on Amazon.com, however, I encourage you all to support your local independent book store or library:

City Paper's List of Independent Bookstores
Google Map/Listing of Independent Bookstores in Philly

PLEASE ONLY RSVP IF YOU INTEND TO SHOW UP, more than 3 no shows in a row will result in a temporary ban from RSVP-ing until you can assure me you will actually attend.  We are having far too many people RSVP and then not showup and people changing their RSVP at the last possible minute preventing other members from being able to attend.

You will notice that that if you RSVP "Yes," you'll be charged to attend. This is to help me cover my costs as Organizer and reduce the number of no-shows we have at meetings. Please keep in mind I'm only giving refunds if the meeting is canceled or rescheduled, not if you change your mind about attending.

Thinking about coming when the Meetup is FULL? Read/click here.


Happy Reading!

Michelle

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  • Kyle J.

    Last night was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed myself.

    June 27, 2013

    • Michelle

      Sorry I couldn't make it. Glad you enjoyed it!

      June 27, 2013

    • Kyle J.

      No worries. Jesus did a great job.

      June 27, 2013

  • Melanie W.

    Sorry - I moved last week and am too disorganized to make it on Wednesday. Have fun and see you next time!

    June 24, 2013

  • Shaadi B.

    Michelle,

    I feel so bad about having to cancel, especially as I really enjoyed reading Feast of the Goat. Definitely next month. -Shaadi

    June 20, 2013

  • Kyle J.

    This is such an amazing story. What a journey!!!This was one of those books where I felt privileged to have read it after finishing. Mario Vargas Llosa is fast becoming one of my favorite writers. I really hope Ill be able to attend.

    May 20, 2013

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