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New Meetup: Hood by Emma Donoghue

From: Calvin R.
Sent on: Sunday, June 28, 2009 12:38 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for a ne{o}lit book club!

What: Hood by Emma Donoghue

When: July 15,[masked]:45 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

After talking with a few people we are going ahead with Hood, which won the last poll, but putting it a little later in the month. There aren't a lot of copies at local libraries so you might want to Ohiolink it ASAP, or at least order it from amazon/half.com where it is sold for around $1.50-$2.00.

So we can all get our copies of it I'm placing it a little later in the month so we can all have time to obtain and read it. It means we'll probably only have 1 book club this month but it is July and we are all pretty busy with fun summer time stuff anyway.

So.............

Hood is a tale of love between two Catholic women in Dublin, Ireland--a country in which homosexuality still largely dares not speak its name openly. Cara's sudden death at 30 leaves bereaved Penelope shocked, grieving, reliving their 14-year relationship, which Donoghue covers in a series of overlapping flashbacks, from the time the two met in convent school in the late seventies to the early nineties, when they lived together in Cara's father's home. Funeral preparations and postburial returns to "normalcy" alternate with Pen's recollections of the moody, tempestuous Cara. These memories include screamingly good sex muffled from Cara's father's ears; Cara's repeated forays into other women's and men's beds; day-to-day routines the two shared, including Cara's maddening habit of asking life's larger questions as they drift to sleep at night; and, most important, Pen's development into a coping but vulnerable adult. Although some may find it slow, others will consider this love story that well conveys the complexities and nuances of intimate relationships stately and elegiac.

Learn more here:
http://bookclub.meetup.com/17/calendar/10752854/

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