Down The Hall Book Club November pick is My Brilliant Friend > OCT 16
"...about women who are obsessive, compulsive, occasionally self-destructive, and always uncomfortably real. She covers the familiar literary territory of failed relationships and failing families, but is always finding within it new psychological sinkholes, new ethical swamps, new places of emotional rot. Her women are never blandly contemplative; their thoughts have claws, with which they scratch and dig and tear at the new and old wounds they are constantly finding within themselves. One critic has likened Ferrante to an angry Jane Austen, which works for me, though I usually go with 'Alice Munro after a bad breakup and two bottles of wine.'" -- Nathan Witlock review of My Brilliant Friend in The Globe and Mail.
The November 2015 DTHBC selection is My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.
Down The Hall Book Club is a group for reading fiction by women and non-binary identifying writers. We meet the third Monday of every month at Type Queen West. The book club is free to attend and open to all.
DOWN THE HALL BOOK CLUB MEETING
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Monday November 16, 2015 > 7pm-9pm
BYO snacks etc.