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Between the Lines - The Station South Book Club

27 July 2023 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free
You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” Dr Seuss

Keep reading. It's one of the most marvellous adventures that anyone can have.

Lloyd Alexander.

If you agree alight at Station South, Levenshulme for Between the Lines, the Station South book club.

This is an informal get together for those who love to read, those who want to read more, those who want to rediscover a love of reading, find new books, share thoughts and opinions, listen to others, feel inspired to pick up a book instead of turning to a screen all over a glass of whatever takes your fancy.

We invite you to the fouth session where we will be discussing On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong.

'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family's history that began before he was born - a history whose epicentre is rooted in Vietnam - and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to the American moment, immersed as it is in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one's own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.'

Craving a delicious dinner but too busy reading to cook? We've got you covered! Our evening food offer is now available to order until 8pm! Choose from our mouth-watering 6oz Beef Burger, Happy 'Lamb' Burger, Halloumi and Portobello Burger or a refreshing summer roasted squash salad. With something for everyone, our evening menu is the perfect solution for those who want a hearty meal or lighter option after a long day. Don't miss out, come and join us for a satisfying and delicious meal tonight.

Details

Date:
27 July 2023
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/between-the-lines-the-station-south-book-club-tickets-666310080387

Venue

Station South
975- 977 Stockport Road, Off Crayfield Road
Manchester, Greater Manchester M19 3NP United Kingdom

Organiser

Station South
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