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Kwaidan Book Club: Silk

  • Sun, July 10, 2016
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Store

“Perhaps sometimes life shows you a side of itself which leaves you with nothing more to say” 
― Alessandro Baricco, Silk

Hello all! As was decided, our Julyread will be Silk by Alessandro Baricco. Join us as we read this enchanting novella which is as delicate as the silk that fills the story.

*Please help support Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop by ordering your copy through them. Make sure to mention that it is for the Kwaidan Book Club (Japan Society of New Orleans's Book Club) for a special discount :-)*

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

The year is 1861. Hervé Joncour is a French merchant of silkworms, who combs the known world for their gemlike eggs. Then circumstances compel him to travel farther, beyond the edge of the known, to a country legendary for the quality of its silk and its hostility to foreigners: Japan.

There Joncour meets a woman. They do not touch; they do not even speak. And he cannot read the note she sends him until he has returned to his own country. But in the moment he does, Joncour is possessed.

ABOUT THE AURTHOR: 


Alessandro Baricco is a popular Italian writer, director and performer. His novels have been translated into a wide number of languages, and include Lands of Glass, Silk, Ocean Sea, City, and Without Blood. His theatrical monologue, Novecento, was adapted into film, titled The Legend of 1900.

He currently lives in Rome with his wife and two sons.

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