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Queer Graphic Novel Bookclub - July
Queer Graphic Novel Bookclub - July

Thu, Jul 21


Under the Umbrella Bookstore

Queer Graphic Novel Bookclub - July

Join our new queer graphic novel book club! We're reading The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen this month.

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Time & Location

Jul 21, 2022, 6:00 PM

Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA


About the Event

Thanks to a generous donation, we are excited to launch a new queer graphic novel book club! We will be using funds from the donation to provide free copies of the books for the first several club meetings, while funds last.

About the Book Club

Because the books will be offered for free to participants, it is expected that those who claim a free book will participate in the book club. If you get a book but do not come to the book club meeting without communicating in advance, you will not be eligible to receive free books in the future. 

If you would like to pay for a book so that others can receive the book for free, please reach out! 

Claiming the Book

You must RSVP in advance and pick up your copy of the book by July 10. If you have not picked up your book by July 10 without communicating with us in advance, your spot will be given to someone on the waitlist. 

COVID Precautions

It is a requirement for both the bookstore and the book club to wear a mask. An air purifier will be running in the room throughout the duration of the book club meeting.

About the Book

Tien and his mother may come from different cultures—she’s an immigrant from Vietnam still struggling with English; he’s been raised in America—but through the fairy tales he checks out from the local library, those differences are erased. But as much as Tien’s mother’s English continues to improve as he reads her tales of love, loss, and travel across distant shores, there’s one conversation that still eludes him—how to come out to her and his father. Is there even a way to explain what he’s going through in Vietnamese? And without a way to reveal his hidden self, how will his parents ever accept him? This beautifully illustrated graphic novel speaks to the complexity of family and how stories can bring us together even when we don’t know the words.

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