APT9 Book Club: 'The Book of Chocolate Saints' (2018)

10.30AM Thu 30 May 2019
QAG | Members lounge | Ticketed

Take a step out of your comfort zone this season as we delve into a five-part focus on writing from across Asia and the Pacific, linking to themes and histories presented in APT9.

Book 5: The Book of Chocolate Saints (2018), Jeet Thayil

The Book of Chocolate Saints explores our deepest urges in a novel that is sexy, dangerous and entirely uncompromising. In swooning, hypnotic prose that consolidates his reputation as one of the most exciting writers of his generation, Jeet Thayil paints a hallucinatory portrait of an ambiguous soul, Francis Newton Xavier: a self-destructive figure living a wild existence of excess in pursuit of his unwavering aesthetic vision. It is intoxicating, blazingly intelligent literary fiction — a strange and beautiful hymn to an artistic life lived fearlessly.

$12 Members | $17 Members' guests (includes coffee/tea and sweets) / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to join the monthly discussions hosted by Book Club Facilitator Eve Jensen / Members receive 20% off current and past Book Club titles from the QAGOMA Store. Pre-order your books with the Store to avoid disappointment.