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  • AFA School 4101 Medical Parkway, Room 203 Austin, TX, 78756 United States (map)

SEPTEMBER SELECTION: La Bête humaine by Emile Zola - La Bête humaine, often cited as a masterwork, tells a story that details the psychological dissolution of a working man named Jacques Lantier. On board a train bound for the French port city of Le Havre, stationmaster Roubard murders a man who seduced his beautiful young wife Severine. Jacques Lantier also seduces Severine, who tries to entice Lantier to murder the abusive and controlling Roubard. Lantier has urges and tendencies of his own however that change everything and bring the novel to a brilliant close. A suspenseful, violent psycholgical thriller written in 1890 by the brilliant Emile Zola.

Alliance Française d’Austin’s Club de Lecture is a French book club for reading enthusiasts who wish to read French and participate in discussions of French literature. Book discussion is conducted in French. Club de Lecture participation is for current AFA members. If you'd like to take part in Austin's French book club, join Alliance Française of Austin today! Feel free to bring a beverage and snack as we discuss the month’s selection. It is recommended that Club de Lecture members have at least an intermediate level of French proficiency to join book discussion. AFA members with lower levels of French are always welcome to attend and listen.

While the event is free for our members, we ask that you RSVP here to let us know to expect you!