Book Club to discuss 'Brothers' at monthly meeting on Tuesday
The next meeting of the Ellis Memorial Library Book Club discussion group is on Tuesday, April 14. The club, open to the public, meets monthly at 6:30 p.m. in the library.
The book to be discussed is "Brothers," by Da Chen.
If you have time to read it over the weekend, stop by the circulation desk at the library for a copy. A synopsis of the book follows.
At the height of China's Cultural Revolution, a powerful general fathered two sons-Tan, born to the general's wife and into a life of comfort and luxury, and Shento, born to the general's mistress, who took her own life moments after delivering her child. Growing up, each boy remained ignorant of the other's existence. Tan enjoyed the best schools, the finest clothes and the prettiest girls. Shento was raised on the mountainside by an old healer and his wife until their deaths landed him in an orphanage where he was always hungry, alone and frightened. Now, though on divergent roads, each brother is driven by a passionate desire - one to glorify his father, and one to seek revenge against him. Separated by distance and opportunity, Tan and Shento follow the paths that lie before them, while unknowingly falling in love with the same woman and moving toward the explosive moment when their fates finally merge.