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Summer book club will explore novel on migration

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The Mission and Ministry Faculty and Staff Engagement team will host a casual, meaningful summer book reading and discussion among DePaul colleagues of Mohsin Hamid's 2017 novel "Exit West."

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A One Book, One Chicago selection, Hamid’s award-winning fourth novel is a compelling and ultimately hopeful story of fleeing violence, seeking belonging, finding love, and persevering through difficulty. "Exit West" weaves together many of the complex realities of global migration, while simultaneously revealing much about aspects of the world’s geopolitical reality that many never see.

Discussion dates for the book are Thursday, July 15, from 3 to 4:15 p.m., and Wednesday, July 21, from 12 to 1:15 p.m.

Register this week to be a part of this discussion group. The deadline to sign up is this Friday, June 18, and the first 40 registrants who commit to attending at least one of the two discussions will receive a complimentary copy of Hamid's book.

Questions? Contact Mark Laboe, associate vice president for Mission and Ministry.