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Literary Odyssey Reading Group: The Sad Part Was in St Andrews

Wednesday 19th April 2017

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 5.45pm
  • Start time 6pm
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We meet each month to discuss a different fiction title from around the world.

Last month we were in Libya, this month we are transported to Thailand with Prabda Yoon’s short story collection, ‘The Sad Part Was’. The collection offers a intriguing reflection upon the bewildering, and often comic, intersection between modern Bangkok narratives and traditional Thai culture.

— In these witty, postmodern stories, Yoon riffs on pop culture, experiments with punctuation, flirts with sci-fi and, in a meta-fictional twist, mocks his own position as omnipotent author. Highly literary, his narratives offer an oblique reflection of contemporary Bangkok life —

If you’re a lover of good literary fiction please come along, we always welcome new faces and opinions!