What we’re about
We are a group of gay guys of all ages who meet the first Tuesday of every month. We normally meet at the Jefferson Market branch of the public library on 6th Avenue & West 10th Street. The library is currently under renovation so we are meeting at the BGSQD bookstore at the LGBT Center on West 13th Street until the library re-opens. We read an eclectic range of books from classics to newly-released works. We don't necessarily read books with a gay theme or characters and always open to suggestions. Very easy going; more social than academic. You don't necessarily have to commit to coming every single month, just whenever your schedule or reading tastes permit.
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- Book to be discussed: "Other Names for Love " by Taymour SoomroJefferson Market Library, Manhattan, NY
"A charged, hypnotic debut novel about a boy's life-changing summer in rural Pakistan: a story of fathers, sons, and the consequences of desire.
At age sixteen, Fahad hopes to spend the summer with his mother in London. His father, Rafik, has other plans: hauling his son to Abad, the family's feudal estate in upcountry, Pakistan. Rafik wants to toughen up his sensitive boy, to teach him about power, duty, family--to make him a man. He enlists Ali, a local teenager, in this project, hoping his presence will prove instructive.
Instead, over the course of one hot, indolent season, attraction blooms between the two boys, and Fahad finds himself seduced by the wildness of the land and its inhabitants: the people, who revere and revile his father in turn; cousin Mousey, who lives alone with a man he calls his manager; and most of all, Ali, who threatens to unearth all that is hidden.
Decades later, Fahad is living abroad when he receives a call from his mother summoning him home. His return will force him to face the past. Taymour Soomro's Other Names for Love is a tale of masculinity, inheritance, and desire set against the backdrop of a country's troubled history, told with uncommon urgency and beauty." — goodreads.com
After the meeting, we head over to Julius' (one of the oldest operating gay bars in NYC) to chat about things other than books. Julius' is at 159 West 10th Street (on the corner of Waverly Place, about a block from the library). www.juliusbarny.com