Book Discussion: "Funny Boy: A Novel," by Shyam Selvadurai

Discovery Community San Francisco Bay Area
Discovery Community San Francisco Bay Area
Public group

Every 2nd Sunday of the month until September 12, 2020

Private Residence

7 blocks from the downtown BART station · Berkeley, CA

How to find us

The address will be shared once you RSVP


From Booklist: “Although this falls into the crowded coming-of-age category, Selvadurai adds the foreign, funny, and unusual in a novel that is as personal as it is political. While growing up in Sri Lanka amid Tamil and Sinhalese conflicts, Arjie, a young boy who likes to play with dolls and girls, observes the social constraints abhorred and perpetuated within his own family and in society at large. … Selvadurai, much like E. M. Forster, reveals truths subtly, with poignancy and grace …”

This is a casual gathering of gay men on the second Sunday of the month: we have fun and stimulating discussions about quality gay literature while sharing a potluck meal. Books are selected by participants several months in advance, and the only requirements for attending are to RSVP, to bring food and/or a beverage to share, and to have read a substantial part of what’s being discussed.

If you're coming, please add a "comment" on this page saying what you'll be bringing for the potluck so we're less likely to end up with only one type of food. The potluck's not a cooking competition, and store-bought food is fine!

Gather at 6:00 for potluck; discussion begins at 6:45 and ends by 8:30.

Note to all Discovery Community members: Want to host an event? Please fill out this google form with all the pertinent info and submit to the event committee, or one of the Meetup organizers.