Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Date: 24 September, 2019

Cost: Free

Event Category: Book Club

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/502166570560435/

Location: La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly—176 Bernard West, Montréal, Québec Phone: 514-279-2279 Venue WebsiteView map

Join the Gay Reads book club to discuss classic and contemporary literature by LGBTQ2IA+ authors. We’ll read across genres to uncover queer sensibilities, alternative canons, and exciting new voices. The club meets every two months at La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly with host Kathleen Fraser, and it is open to all.

At our inaugural meeting on September 24, at 7 PM, we’ll discuss Casey Plett’s Lambda-winning debut novel, Little Fish.

**We offer a 20% discount on Little Fish by Casey Plett from now until the meeting date.**

By purchasing your book at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly you help support free events like this one, independent publishing and retailing, our neighborhood, and authors both local and from around the world who depend on independent bookstores for their livelihood. You also get to take advantage of a great discount! Your support is appreciated.

LITTLE FISH:
It’s the dead of winter in Winnipeg and Wendy Reimer, a thirty-year-old trans woman, feels like her life is frozen in place. When her Oma passes away Wendy receives an unexpected phone call from a distant family friend with a startling secret: Wendy’s Opa (grandfather) — a devout Mennonite farmer — might have been transgender himself. At first she dismisses this revelation, but as Wendy’s life grows increasingly volatile, she finds herself aching for the lost pieces of her Opa’s truth. Can Wendy unravel the mystery of her grandfather’s world and reckon with the culture that both shaped and rejected her? She’s determined to try.

Alternately warm-hearted and dark-spirited, desperate and mirthful, Little Fish explores the winter of discontent in the life of one transgender woman as her past and future become irrevocably entwined.