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Bordeaux-USA provides to residents of Gironde the opportunity to share Franco-American friendship, culture and ideas through English-speaking events and our Library in the heart of Bordeaux.
We can try for FREE to take part to one talk (Thursday evening 7:00 pm) OR one conversation hour (see 'Practice your English' tab).

COMING NEXT !

Thursday March 28th: Book Club Discussion - "Black Water" by J.C. Oats


March 28th at 5:00, join our book club to discuss "Black Water" by J.C. Oats.



BDX-USA is honored to have professor Pascale Antolin from Bordeaux-Montaigne with us to analyze the novel.

No need to have read the book, if you like J.C. Oats or American literature just pop in to enjoy the discussion.
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Joyce Carol Oates has taken a shocking story that has become an American myth (i.e. the "Chappaquiddick incident" involving Ted Kennnedy and Mary Jo Kopechne) and, from it, has created a novel of electrifying power and illumination. Kelly Kelleher is an idealistic, twenty-six-year-old “good girl” when she meets the Senator at a Fourth of July party. 

In a brilliantly woven narrative, we enter her past and her present, her mind and her body as she is fatally attracted to this older man, this hero, this soon-to-be-lover. Kelly becomes the very embodiment of the vulnerable, romantic dreams of bright and brave women, drawn to the power that certain men command—at a party that takes on the quality of a surreal nightmare; in a tragic car ride that we hope against hope will not end as we know it must end. (Source: BookRead)