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Contemporary Books Discussion Group

Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck

2021-01-20 19:00:00 2021-01-20 20:30:00 America/Chicago Contemporary Books Discussion Group Online

Wednesday, January 20
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2021-01-20 19:00:00 2021-01-20 20:30:00 America/Chicago Contemporary Books Discussion Group Please join us for a discussion of Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck. Online

Please join us for a discussion of Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck.

Please register to join us for an online discussion of Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck.

Go, Went, Gone tells the tale of Richard, a retired classics professor who lives in Berlin. His wife has died, and he lives a routine existence until one day he spies some African refugees staging a hunger strike in Alexanderplatz. Curiosity turns to compassion and an inner transformation, as he visits their shelter, interviews them, and becomes embroiled in their harrowing fates. Go, Went, Gone is a scathing indictment of Western policy toward the European refugee crisis, but also a touching portrait of a man who finds he has more in common with the Africans than he realizes. Exquisitely translated by Susan Bernofsky, Go, Went, Gone addresses one of the most pivotal issues of our time, facing it head-on in a voice that is both nostalgic and frightening.

Please visit www.bettendorflibrary.com/adult-programs for more information.

Books are available on a first-come basis at the Information Desk. You may also call the Library at 563-344-4179 to have a book signed out to you and placed on the Holds shelf.

This meeting will take place online via GoToMeeting.  After registering, you will receive an email with the GoToMeeting login information.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion |

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