470 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
For the month of September, the Strut Book Club will read “Call Me By Your Name.” by Andre Aciman.
Join us September 25th at 7:30 PM on the Second Floor of Strut for some wine, little snacks and great conversations about literature. Please make sure to read the book before hand and come ready to discuss your thoughts. Don’t forget folks, we get a discount at Dog Eared Books in the Castro!
If you have not read the book, it is okay to come and sit and listen to the conversation. But be warned we do talk about the ending.
About the Book
Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference. But during the restless summer weeks that follow, unrelenting buried currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire, intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them. What grows from the depths of their spirits is a romance of scarcely six weeks’ duration and an experience that marks them for a lifetime. For what the two discover on the Riviera and during a sultry evening in Rome is the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.
About the Author
André Aciman is an American writer. Born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt, he is currently distinguished professor at the Graduate Center of City University of New York, where he teaches the history of literary theory and the works of Marcel Proust.
If you have any questions about the book or the book club please feel free to contact the community events organizer Baruch Porras Hernandez.