Book Club + Mixer
May 1- THE END OF EDDY- Louis Edouard
June 5- THE GREAT BELIEVERS- Rebecca Makkai
July 3- THE AIR YOU BREATHE- Frances De Pontes Peebles
August 7- WHAT BELONGS TO YOU- Garth Greenwell
Book Of The Month
The most talked-about European novel since My Struggle—a sexually frank, brutally honest coming-of-age story
“Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again . . . Today I’m really gonna be a tough guy.” Growing up in a poor village in northern France, all Eddy Bellegueule wanted was to be a man in the eyes of his family and neighbors. But from childhood, he was different—“girlish,” intellectually precocious, and attracted to other men.
Already translated into twenty languages, The End of Eddycaptures the violence and desperation of life in a French factory town. It is also a sensitive, universal portrait of boyhood and sexual awakening. Like Karl Ove Knausgaard or Edmund White, Édouard Louis writes from his own undisguised experience, but he writes with an openness and a compassionate intelligence that are all his own. The result—a critical and popular triumph—has made him the most celebrated French writer of his generation.
Outbook is an LGBTQ book club and mixer! To join simply pick up and read our month’s selection. The join us the first Wed of each month at the Palm Springs Cultural Center (formally Camelot Theatres), upstairs in the VIP Lounge. Mix and mingle with fellow club members at 6:00 p.m. Book discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. led by local book critic and columnist J. Corbett Holmes.
James C. Holmes