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Queer Book Club - GIRLFRIENDS

Location Lost City Books 2467 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States
Date Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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Join the Queer Book Club on Wednesday, March 13th, at 7:00 PM for an engaging discussion at Lost City Books in Washington, DC. This month's featured read is "Girlfriends" by Emily Zhou, a collection of seven short stories that artfully chronicle the nuances of modern queer life. Emily Zhou captures the intimacy of Gen Z women's experiences, seamlessly navigating between provincial and metropolitan settings, chaotic student accommodations, and insecure jobs. The stories unfold from lively parties to heartfelt dates and the reflective moments after, portraying the journey from haplessness to a newfound sense of empowerment. Reminiscent of a trans Mary McCarthy, Zhou's work is both funny and devastating, offering a shockingly precise depiction of the choices and shifts that shape our relationships and self-discovery. "Girlfriends" is a tender, merciless, and gracious breath of fresh air that promises an insightful and vibrant discussion at the Queer Book Club gathering. Don't miss this opportunity to delve into the rich tapestry of queer narratives in contemporary literature.

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