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Chop Suey Books Book Club Meeting

  • Babes of Carytown 3166 West Cary Street Richmond, VA, 23221 United States (map)
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Join us Wednesday, 3/28, 7:00-8:00pm at Babes of Carytown (3166 W. Cary St.) to discuss Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi. Stop by the store to pick your copy up and get a 10% discount!

About the book: From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadi—a scavenger and an oddball fixture at a local café—collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and to give them proper burial. But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking criminal who, though shot, cannot be killed. Hadi soon realizes he’s created a monster, one that needs human flesh to survive—first from the guilty, and then from anyone in its path. A prizewinning novel by “Baghdad’s new literary star” (The New York Times), Frankenstein in Baghdad captures with white-knuckle horror and black humor the surreal reality of contemporary Iraq.