Mystery Book Club Discusses A Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes

EVENT OVERVIEW AND FORMAT:  Rainy Day Books will Present an In-Store Book Club Discussion of A Lonely Place by Dorothy Hughes.  Becci West, Manager, will lead the discussion of A Lonely Place.

ABOUT THE BOOK: A classic California noir with a feminist twist, this prescient 1947 novel exposed misogyny in post-World War II American society, making it far ahead of its time. Los Angeles in the late 1940s is a city of promise and prosperity, but not for former fighter pilot Dix Steele. To his mind nothing has come close to matching "that feeling of power and exhilaration and freedom that came with loneness in the sky." He prowls the foggy city night---bus stops and stretches of darkened beaches and movie houses just emptying out--seeking solitary young women. His funds are running out and his frustrations are growing. Where is the good life he was promised? Why does he always get a raw deal? Then he hooks up with his old Air Corps buddy Brub, now working for the LAPD, who just happens to be on the trail of the strangler who's been terrorizing the women of the city for months...

Written with controlled elegance, Dorothy B. Hughes's tense novel is at once an early indictment of a truly toxic masculinity and a twisty page-turner with a surprisingly feminist resolution. A classic of golden age noir, In a Lonely Place also inspired Nicholas Ray's 1950 film of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart.

DATE & TIME:  Monday, June 25, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

LOCATION:  Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205.  Please Contact Becci West, Manager via E-mail or Call Rainy Day Books at 913-384-3126 with your comment and questions.

ADMISSION PACKAGE PER PERSON (ADMITS ONE):  $14.95 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Reservation and One Trade paperback copy of A Lonely Place.

SEATING IS LIMITED:  We encourage you to secure your Seat in advance.  Seating is Limited to 20 Customers.

DISCLAIMER:  All Event Sales are final, non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Event date: 
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops
2706 W. 53rd Street
Fairway, KS 66205
$14.95
SKU: 0618MysteryBookClubADMIT1

One Softcover copy of A Lonely Place and One Reserved Seat.


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