Fortune Smiles

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Fortune Smiles

The Georgetown Book Club's November Selection

"There is poetry and heartbreak on every page of Adam Johnson's extraordinary short story collection, Fortune Smiles," writes the National Book Foundation in praise of the title that they honored with the 2015 National Book Award for Fiction.

That combination - and the sharp, feeling, and at times darkly comic writing style that attends it - unites the six stories collected here, which, ambitious in their scope, include the opener, "Nirvana," in which a man copes with his wife's illness by developing a digital version of the president, as well as the title story, in which two defectors from North Korea attempt with difficulty to navigate life in Seoul.

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Fortune Smiles on Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. Copies are currently available at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, and everyone is welcome! 

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