HAPPY BOOKERS BOOK CLUB at Books Inc. Mountain View

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Happy Bookers

The Happy Bookers are a collection of passionate readers who meet on the last Monday of every month at Books Inc. Mountain View. We are open to the public and welcome new members. 

We read a variety of titles centered around monthly themes, such as Black History Month, Women's History Month, and Pride Month. 

This month we're reading I'm a Fan by Sheena Patel!

“A fast, fizzing cherry bomb of a debut” (The Observer [UK]) about power, intimacy, and the internet

I stalk a woman on the internet who is sleeping with the same man as I am.

Sheena Patel’s incandescent first novel begins with the unnamed narrator describing her involvement in a seemingly unequal romantic relationship. With a clear and unforgiving eye, she dissects the behavior of all involved, herself included, and makes startling connections between the power struggles at the heart of human relationships and those of the wider world. I’m a Fan offers a devastating critique of class, social media, patriarchy’s hold on us, and our cultural obsession with status and how that status is conveyed.

In this unforgettable debut, Patel announces herself as a dynamic, commanding new voice in literature, capable of rendering a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences viscerally on the page. Sex, brutality, politics, work, art, tenderness, humor—Patel tackles them all while making the reader complicit in the inescapable trap of fandom that seems to define the modern condition.

Event date: 
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Mountain View
317 Castro St
Mountain View, CA 94041
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ISBN: 9781644452455
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 5th, 2023

April 2024 Happy Bookers Book Club pick at Books Inc. Mountain View