Here are the details for our fall book club meeting:
- Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
- Time: 7:00 p.m.
- Location: Anticafé (294 Sainte-Catherine St. West)
- Cost: free!
Our seventh book will be the English version of After Dark, from Haruki Murakami.
Alienation, a recurring motif in the works of Murakami, is the central theme in this novel set in metropolitan Tokyo over the course of one night. Main characters include Mari Asai, a 19-year-old student, who is spending the night reading in a Denny’s. There she meets Takahashi Tetsuya, a trombone-playing student who loves Curtis Fuller’s “Five Spot After Dark” song on Blues-ette; Takahashi knows Mari’s sister Eri, who he was once interested in, and insists that the group of them have hung out before. Meanwhile, Eri is in a deep sleep next to a television and seems to be haunted by a menacing figure.
(Synopsis from Wikipedia)
Interested in joining the Book Club?
Here are some handy links to borrow/buy the book!
- Argo Bookshop
- Bibliothèques et Archives nationales du Québec (BANQ)
- Montreal Public Libraries
- Amazon Canada
- Kobo Books
If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, please contact us!
(Top image: By imuttoo (flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)