Instituts Culturels Nationaux de l'Union Européenne

Instituts culturels nationaux de l'Union européenne

EUNIC Toronto: European Book Club

 June 15th 2016, 7-9 p.m.Type Bookstore883 Queen St. WestAlliance Francaise, together with Camões Toronto, Consulate General of France, Goethe-Institut, Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto and are pleased to invite you to the 2016 European Book club series. This year's focus will be on authors who have migrated and adapted to a different country, writing in the new languages of their adopted homes.THE GIRL WHO PLAYED GO by SHAN SAIn a remote Manchurian town in the 1930s, a sixteen-year-old girl is more concerned with intimations of her own womanhood than the escalating hostilities between her countrymen and their Japanese occupiers. While still a schoolgirl in braids, she takes her first lover, a dissident student.The more she understands of adult life, however, the more disdainful she is of its deceptions, and the more she loses herself in her one true passion: the ancient game of go.