April 20 Event: Fifth Book Club

To celebrate year two of the JETAA Q/A Book Club, we’re switching gears for our fifth instalment and reading a contemporary thriller!

Here are the details for our fifth book club meeting in spring 2016:

  • Date: Thursday, April 20, 2016
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: TBD
  • Cost: free!

Our fifth book will be All She Was Worth by Miyuki Miyabe, translated to English by Alfred Birnbaum from the original, Kasha (火車).

304 pages

allshewasworthRecovering from a leg injury, a 43-year-old Tokyo police inspector named Shunsuke Honma realizes how out of touch he has become when a relative asks him to make some private inquiries into the disappearance of his fiancée. While he wasn’t paying attention, it seems that everyone in the country but Honma has been caught up in a consumer feeding frenzy–going into heavy debt and declaring bankruptcy at a snowballing rate. This engrossing story of the search for happiness through shopping marks the first appearance in English of one of Japan’s leading writers.

(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!

jetaa.qa@gmail.com