The Dialogue Society Book Group Meeting 7: Sour Sweet by Timothy Mo

Wed, 14 May 2014 18:00 in Community Engagement
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Where: Dialogue Society, 402 Holloway Road, N7 6PZ
Date: 14th May 2014
Time: 18:00
With: Dialogue Society staff

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Publisher's synopsis of Sour Sweet by Timothy Mo

Shortlisted for the 1982 Booker Prize, this novel explores the clans and conflicts of Soho's Chinatown, where the Chen family arrive and want to succeed as restaurateurs in the 1960s. No family can survive for long without encountering the Triads. By the author of "The Redundancy of Courage".

About the Dialogue Society Book Group

The Dialogue Society Book Group explores the capacity of books to provide windows into different cultural and intercultural worlds. We will be choosing a series of quality novels to read and then to discuss together at relaxed, sociable gatherings at the Dialogue Society. Participants are welcome to suggest books for future sessions.

Participants will need to find a copy of the book chosen for each meeting, and will need to read it prior to the meeting. Books will generally be available from local libraries.

Over refreshments we will have a conversation about the book and our responses to it. Discussion may cover:

  • the quality of the storytelling
  • the authenticity and accuracy with which a historical/cultural situation is portrayed
  • our personal responses to it

You do not need to be an expert on literature or anything else to join in. The group should be enjoyable for anyone who enjoys a good book and likes discovering new ones.

Prospective books for future sessions (NB we are open to suggestions):

White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
Embassy Town by China Mieville
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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