July 13 Event: Summer Book Club

We are gearing up for a Shikoku-themed summer, with Botchan as our Book Club pick!

Here are the details for our summer book club meeting:

  • Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Anticafé (294 Sainte-Catherine St. West)
  • Cost: free!

Our sixth book will be the English version of Botchan, Natsume Sôseki’s classic novel.

175 pages

botchan_coverPerhaps the most widely-read piece of modern Japanese literature, Soseki Natsume’s Botchan has big things on it’s mind: A society caught between modernist impulses and traditional culture, the sometimes irreconcilable divide between urban and rural life, and sincerity and pretension. It is the story of a brash, big city Tokyoite who leaves for the “uncivilized” countryside on a teaching post. It is a gem of unembellished refinement: multifaceted, prismatic, and laugh-out-loud funny.


(Synopsis from Amazon.ca)

Interested in joining the Book Club?

Here are some handy links to borrow/buy the book!

If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, please contact us!