Next Gathering is:

May 11, 2016

at 7:00 p.m.

Location:

1155 F Street, NW Suite 200
Near the Red, Blue, Orange & Silver Lines
on Metro

 

         
         

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May 11, 2016
Book Selection



Selection for May 2016





Gathering Location:
1155 F Street, NW Suite 200
Near the Red, Blue, Orange & Silver Lines
on Metro


What Belongs to You cover image
 

What Belongs to You
by
Garth Greenwell


     
   

Book Description:

On an unseasonably warm autumn day, an American Teacher enters a public bathroom beneath Sofia's National Palace of Culture.  There he meets Mitko, a charmismatic young hustler, and pays him for sex.  He returns to Mitko again and again over the next few months, drawn by hunger and loneliness and risk, and finds himself ensnared in a relationship in which lust leads to mutual predation, and tenderness can transform into violence.  As he struggles to reconcile his longing with the anguish it creates, he's forced to grapple with his own fraught history, the world of his southern childhood where to be queer was to be a pariah.  There are unnerving similarities between his past and the foreign country he finds himself in, a country whose geography and griefs he discovers as he learns more of Mitko's own narrative, his private history of illness, exploitation, and want.

What Belongs to You is a stunning debut novel of desire and its consequences.  With lyric intensity and startling eroticism, Garth Greenwell has created an indelible story about the ways in which our pasts and cultures, our scars and shames can shape who we are and determine how we love.

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