Found in Translation Book Club

Found in Translation book club tours the globe through world literature in translation. We will explore different countries, cultures, and communities through amazing stories, gaining a fresh perspective as we focus on reading diversely. Join us each month for a new literary trip that will broaden our horizons and ultimately enrich our world.

Strange Beasts of China  by Yan  Ge &

Translated by Jeremy Tiang

WHEN: Friday, November 18, 7 PM 
WHERE: Dog-Eared Books 

In the fictional Chinese city of Yong’an, an amateur cryptozoologist is commissioned to uncover the stories of its fabled beasts. These creatures live alongside humans in near-inconspicuousness—save their greenish skin, serrated earlobes, and strange birthmarks.

Aided by her elusive former professor and his enigmatic assistant, our narrator sets off to document each beast, and is slowly drawn deeper into a mystery that threatens her very sense of self.

Part detective story, part metaphysical enquiry, Strange Beasts of China engages existential questions of identity, humanity, love and morality with whimsy and stylistic verve.

Purchase a copy to read, or grab it from the library, and join us at Dog·Eared Books at 7 PM on Friday, November 18, to discuss the book with book club hosts Sarah & Mariah! This book club is free to anyone who wishes to participate, no registration necessary.

Dates and books for upcoming 2022 Found in Translation

November 18 at 7 PM  Strange Beasts of China by Yan Ge

December 16 at 7 PM  A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos