Book Discussion: "Cleanness," by Garth Greenwell

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

Details

In the highly anticipated follow-up to "What Belongs to You," Greenwell deepens his exploration of foreignness, obligation, and desire. Sofia, Bulgaria, stirs with hope and impending upheaval. Soviet buildings crumble, wind scatters sand from the far south, and political protesters flood the streets with song. In this atmosphere of disquiet, an American teacher navigates a life transformed by the discovery and loss of love. As he prepares to leave the place he’s come to call home, he grapples with the intimate encounters that have marked his years abroad. Each echo reveals startling insights about what it means to seek connection: with those we love, with the places we inhabit, and with our own fugitive selves.

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.

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