August Book Club Meeting

Join us for the August meeting of BAIN Book Club!

Date: Wednesday 29 August 2012
Time: 13h00 – 15h00
Location: Recoleta

The book club meeting for August will feature The Emperor’s Children by: Claire Messud

The New Yorker book reviews writes:
“In this witty examination of New York’s chattering classes, which opens in the spring of 2001, the despot of the title is Murray Thwaite, a famous journalist who made his name in the Vietnam era. The next generation, however, is having trouble gaining traction. Murray’s daughter, Marina, unable to complete a long-overdue book on the cultural significance of children’s clothing, has moved back into her parents’ Upper West Side apartment and is doing a lot of yoga. Her two best friends—Danielle, a television producer, and Julius, a gay freelance critic—are similarly ambitious and entitled, without being particularly driven. All three find sex the easiest way to transform themselves. Only Murray’s brainy and profoundly disenfranchised nephew from upstate aggressively pursues his belief in the true and the good, but he proves to be a sort of literary terrorist, threatening to blow the family apart. The humorous intimacies of Messud’s portraits do not, finally, soften the judgments behind them: If this is what’s become of the liberal imagination, is it worth fighting for?”

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This event is limited to current BAIN Downtown members only.  To become a member of BAIN Downtown, email
Hope to see you all there on the 29th!

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