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January Fiction Meetup: When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro

We had a tie in the poll for this month's selection. The last time that happened, the books became the selections for the next two meetings. I have decided that we will read When We Were Orphans this month because it had the early lead and it is more likely to have already been read by people and it is more readily available at libraries, having been out for some time now. I have scheduled How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe for the following fiction meetup on February 2.

When We Were Orphans. By Kazuo Ishiguro. 336 pp. A novel that conceals great issues of identity and self-knowledge behind the facade of a detective story; its protagonist, a private eye in 1920′s London, uses all his wits in the cause of deceiving himself, missing the call of freedom in the blindness his sense of obligation imposes. ☞ The New York Times reviewGoogle Books page.

We will meet downstairs at the Penn Quarter Teaism. We usually sit near the south wall, which is on your left when you reach the bottom of the stairs. If that space is taken, please just look around for the group with copies of the book on the table.

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