Virtual Book Club: 'A Single Man' (1964)

3.00PM Wed 21 Apr 2021
VIRTUAL | Ticketed

Discuss art, life, culture and creativity from the comfort of your own home at the QAGOMA Members Virtual Book Club or join us at the Gallery for a socially distanced discussion. The titles on the autumn reading list will connect to, contextualise and discuss the ideas presented in ‘William Yang: Seeing and Being Seen’. Sessions are hosted by Book Club Facilitator Eve Jensen.

Book 2: A Single Man (1964), Christopher Isherwood
Session 1: Wed 21 Apr, 3.00pm | Online via Zoom
Session 2: Thu 22 Apr, 10.30am | On-site
Session 3: Sat 24 Apr, 3.00pm | On-site

Celebrated as a masterpiece from its very first publication, A Single Man is the story of George Falconer, an English professor in suburban California left heartbroken after the death of his partner, Jim. As a study of grief and a portrait of the aftermath of a gay marriage, A Single Man is unique, brilliant and deeply moving, with not a word wasted. With devastating clarity and humour, Christopher Isherwood shows George’s determination to carry on, evoking the unexpected pleasures of life as well as the soul’s ability to triumph over loneliness and alienation. In an interview with Hello Bookcase, William Yang said Christopher Isherwood is one of three authors that he can always read: ‘I pick them up and they speak to me as if they are there — Edmund White, Helen Garner, and Christopher Isherwood’.

Booking essential / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 

Virtual Book Club: Free for Members / $5 Members' Guests
On-site Book Club: $12 Members / $17 Members' Guests (includes afternoon tea)

The QAGOMA Members Virtual Book Club is hosted online via Zoom. If you're new to Zoom and have any questions, please get in touch with us. The link to join the meeting will emailed to you one hour prior to the start of the session.
Members receive 20% off current and past Book Club titles from the QAGOMA Store.
Book 1: Growing Up Queer in Australia (2019), Edited by Benjamin Law
Book 3: Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012), Benjamin Law