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EVENING BOOK GROUP

November 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Evening Book Group  meets the last Thursday of every month at 5:00 p.m.   Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, this month, the group will meet on November 18.

We will be discussing Interior Chinatown written by Charles Yu.

 

Here is what folks are saying about Interior Chinatown: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • From the infinitely inventive author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, a deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play.

“One of the funniest books of the year…. A delicious, ambitious Hollywood satire.” —The Washington Post

Willis Wu doesn’t perceive himself as the protagonist in his own life: he’s merely Generic Asian Man. Sometimes he gets to be Background Oriental Making a Weird Face or even Disgraced Son, but always he is relegated to a prop. Yet every day, he leaves his tiny room in a Chinatown SRO and enters the Golden Palace restaurant, where Black and White, a procedural cop show, is in perpetual production. He’s a bit player here, too, but he dreams of being Kung Fu Guy—the most respected role that anyone who looks like him can attain. Or is it?  After stumbling into the spotlight, Willis finds himself launched into a wider world than he’s ever known, discovering not only the secret history of Chinatown, but the buried legacy of his own family. Infinitely inventive and deeply personal, exploring the themes of pop culture, assimilation, and immigration—Interior Chinatown is Charles Yu’s most moving, daring, and masterful novel yet.

Source: Publisher

 

 

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Date:
November 18
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Venue

Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library @ 18 Maine St, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, USA
18 Maine Street
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States
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2079672778
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Mary-Lou Boucouvalas, Library Director
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2079672778
Email:
ml@graves.lib.me.us
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