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A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

In February the Chicopee Book Club will be discussing A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. The discussion will be led by group member Sandra Madamba.

"Meet Ignatius J. Reilly, the hero of John Kennedy Toole's tragicomic tale, A Confederacy of Dunces. This 30-year-old medievalist lives at home with his mother in New Orleans, pens his magnum opus on Big Chief writing pads he keeps hidden under his bed, and relays to anyone who will listen the traumatic experience he once had on a Greyhound Scenicruiser bound for Baton Rouge. ("Speeding along in that bus was like hurtling into the abyss.") But Ignatius's quiet life of tyrannizing his mother and writing his endless comparative history screeches to a halt when he is almost arrested by the overeager Patrolman Mancuso--who mistakes him for a vagrant--and then involved in a car accident with his tipsy mother behind the wheel. One thing leads to another, and before he knows it, Ignatius is out pounding the pavement in search of a job." - Goodreads

Contact Person: 
Barbara Pronovost
Contact Phone: 
594-1800 x120
Contact Email: 
bpronovo@cwmars.org
Room: 
Conference Room
Presenter or Special Theme: 
Sandra Madamba

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