Gay Men’s Book Club
Gay Men’s Book Club
Hosted by Dwight & Boyd of Murray, Utah (address below)
Friday Nights at 7pm
Boo… Hope you survived Halloween…
As the weather is changing, getting cooler and the leaves are on the ground, come inside where it’s warm and join us at Book Club for another great adventure with Aristotle and Dante’.
For those of you who were not able to join us last week, below is a synopsis of what we read.
We invite everyone to bring something yummy to share for potluck.
(no left over Halloween candy please… lol…)
We will start Friday at 7pm with book club followed by a meditation or deeksha. Then food and socializing.
If you want to stay we will watch an episode of Queer As Folk around 10pm.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
by Benjamin Alire Saenz
When Aristotle and Dante meet, in the summer of 1987, they are 15-year-olds existing in “the universe between boys and men.” The two are opposites in most ways: Dante is sure of his place in the world, while Ari feels he may never know who he is or what he wants. But both are thoughtful about their feelings and interactions with others, and this title is primarily focused on the back-and-forth in their relationship over the course of a year. Family issues take center stage, as well as issues of Mexican identity, but the heart of the novel is Dante’s openness about his homosexuality and Ari’s suppression of his. Sáenz writes toward the end of the novel that “to be careful with people and words was a rare and beautiful thing.” And that’s exactly what Sáenz does -he treats his characters carefully, giving them space and time to find their place in the world, and to find each other.
Boyd & Dwight’s Home
5058 Three Fountains Circle
Murray, Utah 84107
801-205-3166 Dwight 801-916-2558 Boyd
Take 900 East to approximately 5000 South. Turn West into Three Fountains of Cottonwood (where the 3 fountains are . Go to the stop sign then turn Left and follow the road all the way around to the garages #5058 and park across the street in guest parking or along the curb.