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HPA Book Club to Discuss ‘The Vegetarian’

January 4, 2017, 10:04 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:08 PM
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The campus of Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea. Courtesy photo.

The Hawaii Preparatory Academy Community Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Ko Kakou Student Union, Upper Campus, in Waimea.

Lois Inman, Dyer Memorial librarian, and Jaime Johnson, Upper School English teacher, will lead the group.

The current book selection is The Vegetarian by Han Kang, winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize and named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review, Publisherʻs Weekly, Time and The Wall Street Journal, among others.

Fraught, disturbing and beautiful, The Vegetarian is a novel about modern day South Korea, but also a story about shame, desire and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another.

Light refreshments will be served and participants are invited to bring a snack to share.

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Community Book Club meetings are free and open to the public.

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HPA is located at 65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road.

For more information, contact Jaime Johnson at [email protected].

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