UVA Club of Cville Book Club

Monday, January 14 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

The UVA Club of Charlottesville Book Club will meet to discuss Don Winslow’s novel The Power of the Dog.

UVA alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends in the Charlottesville community are invited to join us for the UVA Club of Charlottesville’s January book club, where we will discuss The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow, who will be headlining the Crime Wave Brunch as part of the VA Festival of the Book. We will be meeting 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Monday, January 14th, at New Dominion Bookshop on the Downtown Mall. Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks, and there are many takeaway food options on the Downtown Mall as well. If you would like to attend, please register using the link below. (Registration is free.)

The Power of the Dog follows a cast of characters, including Art Keller, a DEA Agent; Adan Barrera, a drug dealer; and assorted extras as they cross paths over three decades in the international drug trade, from Keller’s first encounter with Barrera in 1970s Mexico, through the drug cartels’ corruption of government officials in the U.S. and Mexico governments, to a final showdown on the U.S. border in 1999. Winslow’s depth of research and unflagging attention to detail give the story both heft and immediacy, and his staccato, present-tense prose shifts easily among wildly disparate settings and multiple points of view. A complex plot, well-drawn characters, and plenty of double-crossing make this a thinking person’s narco-thriller. —Publishers Weekly