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Book Club: The Doorman

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Sun, September 22, 2019
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Private home; address given upon RSVP, Monrovia CA 91016
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Dr. Concepcion Valadez, '73 MA & '76 PhD

This session, we'll discuss The Doorman by Reinaldo Arenas, published in 1987. This novel, set in the United States, breaks ground with the story of a young Cuban refugee who becomes a doorman at a luxury apartment building. Alienated from the tenants, he is seduced by their pets, who are determined to revolt against humans and human society.

Arenas' autobiography, Before Night Falls, was a New York Times bestseller. The book was made into a movie, starring Javier Bardem as Arenas and directed by Julian Schnabel. 

Food and drinks are welcome but not required.

Please RSVP to Dr. Concepcion Valadez, '73 MA & '76 PhD, at


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