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Book Club at Bells on Main – 9.30 am session

May 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm

Free

     Book is Yellowface by R F Kuang.

So when June witnesses Athena’s death in a freak accident, she acts on impulse: she steals Athena’s just-finished masterpiece, an experimental novel about the unsung contributions of Chinese laborers during World War I.

So what if June edits Athena’s novel and sends it to her agent as her own work? So what if she lets her new publisher rebrand her as Juniper Song—complete with an ambiguously ethnic author photo? Doesn’t this piece of history deserve to be told, whoever the teller? That’s what June claims, and the New York Times bestseller list seems to agree.

But June can’t get away from Athena’s shadow, and emerging evidence threatens to bring June’s (stolen) success down around her. As June races to protect her secret, she discovers exactly how far she will go to keep what she thinks she deserves.

With its totally immersive first-person voice, Yellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media. R.F. Kuang’s novel is timely, razor-sharp, and eminently readable.

Join us for Book Club  at Bells on Main, 2/11 Bulcock Street,  Caloundra.

Attendees must be 18 yrs old or over.

3rd Friday morning of each month – 9.30 – 11.30 am and tea and coffee available next door. Please note an addition of a new time of second Monday night 5.15 – 6.15pm.

Elizabeth Credlin will be there to host and you can discuss the future activity of this Club:  books may be borrowed from the library in future, details to be discussed.

$2 donation please towards room hire.

Contact Elizabeth C  – Jig05@tpg.com.au

Details

Date:
May 17
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizers

Caloundra Women’s Shed
Elizabeth Credlin

Venue

Bells on Main
2/11 Bulcock Street
Caloundra, Queensland 4551 Australia
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