November 14 Event: Fall Book Club

The fifteenth edition of the JETAA Q/A book club will feature a special guest: translator Jodie Beck will be present to discuss her work on the evening’s chosen book!

Here are the details for the fall meeting:

  • Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Cost: free (free snacks too!)
  • Location: The lounge of Argo Bookshop (1915, Sainte-Catherine St. West)

Argo Bookshop (est. 1966), the oldest independent English-language bookstore in Montreal, is now owned by two fellow JET alumni, and long-time book club participants, who have generously invited us to use their lounge to host these events!

Hybrid Child, by Ohara Mariko

Synopsis (304 pages)

A classic of Japanese speculative fiction that blurs the line between consumption and creation when a cyborg assumes the form and spirit of a murdered child.

Until he escaped, he had been called “Sample B #3,” but he had never liked this name. That would surprise them—that he could feel one way or another about it. He was designed to reshape himself based on whatever life forms he ingested; he was not made to think, and certainly not to assume the shape of a repair technician whose cells he had sampled and then simply walk out of the secure compound.

(Synopsis and book cover from Project Muse)

Here are handy links to purchase or borrow the book!

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

Even if you are not completely finished, your presence will always be welcome!

executive@jetaaqa.ca

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