Gay Reads Book Club: Girlfriends

Thu Apr 18 2024 at 07:00 pm

Mile End | Montreal

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
Publisher/HostLibrairie Drawn & Quarterly
Gay Reads Book Club: Girlfriends
Join the Gay Reads book club, hosted by Kathleen Fraser, to discuss classic and contemporary literature by LGBTQ2IA+ authors. We'll read across genres to uncover queer sensibilities, alternative canons, and exciting new voices.
At our Spring meeting, Thursday, April 18th, at 7 PM EST, we'll discuss Girlfriends by Emily Zhou.
Where and How Can I purchase the book?
Find the book here: More copies of GIRLFRIENDS will be avialable in store at the end of February. Order from our webstore now to reserve your copy!
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In seven light-filled prisms of short stories, Emily Zhou chronicles modern queer life with uncompromising and hilarious lucidity. Attending to the intimacy of Gen Z women's lives, these stories move from the provinces to the metropolis, from chaotic student accommodation to insecure jobs, from parties to dates to the nights after, from haplessness to some kind of power.
Funny and devastating, like a trans Mary McCarthy, Zhou depicts with shocking precision the choices and shifts through which we work on each other and ourselves. Tender, merciless, and gracious, Girlfriends is a breath of fresh air.
Emily Zhou was born in Michigan and lives in New York City. This is her first book.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly recognizes that our bookstores are located on the unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka. Many of us refer to Montreal as our home, but it is named Tiohtiá:ke. This has always been a gathering place for many First Nations and continues to be home to a diverse population of Indigenous peoples. It is important to think about how each and every one of us has arrived here. We are grateful that creating and sharing stories has been a part of this land for thousands of years and we urge you to seek out a story that is different from your own.
*Masks encouraged*
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Mile End, 5242 Avenue du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4G7, Canada,Montreal, Quebec

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