Join us for a cocktail and book discussion.

Newcomers are always welcome!

We meet in person or online on the third Monday of each month except on those Mondays that we are closed because of a holiday, in which case we meet on the fourth Monday of the month.

Our May selection is "The Committed" by Viet Thanh Nguyen

"The astonishing sequel to The Sympathizer, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, The Committed follows the "man of two minds" as he comes to Paris as a refugee. There he and his blood brother Bon try to escape their pasts and prepare for their futures by turning their hands to capitalism in one of its purest forms: drug dealing. No longer in physical danger, but still inwardly tortured by his reeducation at the hands of his former best friend, and struggling to assimilate into a dominant culture, the Sympathizer is both charmed and disturbed by Paris. As he falls in with a group of left-wing intellectuals and politicians who frequent dinner parties given by his French Vietnamese "aunt," he finds not just stimulation for his mind but also customers for his merchandise-but the new life he is making has dangers he has not foreseen. Both literary thriller and brilliant novel of ideas, The Committed is a blistering portrayal of commitment and betrayal that will cement Viet Thanh Nguyen's position in the firmament of American letters"--

Registration is required. Attendance is limited to 15 people.

We will be meeting at Samuel Beckett's Irish Pub,  2800 South Randolph Street, Arlington VA 22206

Please call Vicky McCaffrey at 703-228-0332 for more information.

Date:
Monday, May 16, 2022
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Samuel Beckett's Irish Pub, 2800 South Randolph Street, Arlington VA 22206
Location:
*Off-Site
Audience:
Events for Adults 18+ Only Good for Adults Age 55+ Good for Young Professionals (Lit Up)
Categories:
Book Club
Calendar:
Arlington Public Library
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