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February Book Group: Her Body & Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

February 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

Free

Our monthly book group has been running since 2012: come along and discuss books!

Our ever-popular, longest running book group runs on the last Tuesday of the month. Run by one of our booksellers, we want people to come and relax in the surrounds of the bookshop with a glass of wine, and enjoy discussing a book. It’s informal, illuminating and a lot of fun!

How it works
Reserve a space on the website for the next book group, or call/email/pop in to the shop to reserve a place.
Please let us know in plenty time if you can no longer attend so we can offer your place to someone else.
Please turn up on time so we can begin the discussion promptly.
Please read the book before coming!

In February we are discussing the debut short story collection Her Body and Other Parties by American writer Carmen Maria Machado.

About the book

In her provocative debut, Carmen Maria Machado demolishes the borders between magical realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. A wife refuses her husband’s entreaties to remove the mysterious green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague spreads across the earth. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery about a store’s dresses. One woman’s surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted house guest. A dark, shimmering slice into womanhood, Her Body and Other Parties is wicked and exquisite.

‘Impossible, imperfect, unforgettable’

— Roxane Gay

Buy the book in advance and save 10%….

Golden Hare Books

68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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0131 629 1396
www.goldenharebooks.com

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