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December's book is The Vegetarian by Han Kang:
Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life. But when splintering, blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to purge her mind and renounce eating meat. In a country where societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's decision to embrace a more “plant-like” existence is a shocking act of subversion. And as her passive rebellion manifests in ever more extreme and frightening forms, scandal, abuse, and estrangement begin to send Yeong-hye spiraling deep into the spaces of her fantasy. In a complete metamorphosis of both mind and body, her now dangerous endeavor will take Yeong-hye—impossibly, ecstatically, tragically—far from her once-known self altogether.
Possibly not the cheerful story we need in the wake of November's book, but hey, it's short (and won the Man Booker International Prize this year)!
Friendly reminder that there is a $2 meeting fee collected upon arrival. Suggestions for future books are always welcome (just please make sure they're of a reasonable length and easily accessible at the library/most stores); just drop a comment here or send me a message and I'll add it to the list. :) Unfortunately, I've been informed that pets are not allowed at the center for allergy/health code reasons, though service animals are of course permitted.
And because a few people have asked: you certainly don't 'have to' finish the book before attending the meeting! You might get spoiled if you're not done, but all are welcome for our casual chats.
Writer and voracious reader looking to meet & chat with some other book lovers! :)
Looking for any and all Trump diversions that involve artful words.
I'm an avid fiction reader, and I'm looking to meet people who share that passion.
I'm a constant reader and also a writer and book editor. I would like the company of other readers.
I just moved to NYC from CT and love to read.
Oh, you know...
Hello! I love to read and discuss great writing with fun and intelligent friends.
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.