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Our next read #20
7th October 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Our Book Group has moved online for the time being!
Our next read is Jenny Erpenbeck’s Go, Went, Gone
(2018, 286pp, New Directions, translated from German by Susan Bernofsky)
Join our discussion
Weds 7 October, 7-8.30pm
Richard has spent his life as a university professor, immersed in the world of books and ideas, but now he is retired, his books remain in their packing boxes and he steps into the streets of his city, Berlin. Here, on Alexanderplatz, he discovers a new community — a tent city, established by African asylum seekers. Hesitantly, getting to know the new arrivals, Richard finds his life changing, as he begins to question his own sense of belonging in a city that once divided its citizens into them and us.
A book that ‘resonates with an unexpected simplicity that is profound, unsettling and subtle.’ Eileen Battersby
If you would like to participate, but Wednesday 7 October is not possible for you, then please also be in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org