Virtual Book Club November Meet Up

Hosted by Keep St. Pete Lit

Date(s) & Times

November 4, 2020

6:30 PM

Wednesday

Presented online via Zoom meeting.

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$5

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The Studio@620 invites you to a monthly book club gathering in collaboration with Keep St. Pete Lit. Book lovers will meet the first Wednesday of each month to discuss a pre-selected tome.
November's selection is "The Memory Police", a science fiction novel by Yōko Ogawa.
The novel, dream-like in tone in a manner influenced by modernist writer Franz Kafka, takes place on an island with a setting reminiscent of that in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.

 

"We are used to the American style of science fiction, while Ogawa is playing with another deck. Her intent is to analyze not only memory but the creative process — we read parts of a novel in progress which the protagonist is tackling — using very precise language. At times the result is something hauntingly sad, and at others it felt like my feet were being glued to the ground." -Sylvia Moreno-Garcia

Click Here to read the full NPR review of this book.

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