Like books, wine and a good old natter? Great news: you’ll find all three at our first book group meeting!
BOOK: The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector
DATE: Sunday 7 September
LOCATION: The Sparkle Horse
The Hour of the Star
Blurb: Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a living as a typist, Macabea loves movies, Coca-Cola and her philandering rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly and unloved. Yet telling her story is the narrator Rodrigo S.M., who tries to direct Macabea’s fate but comes to realise that, for all her outward misery, she is inwardly free. Slyly subverting ideas of poverty, identity, love and the art of writing itself, Clarice Lispector’s audacious last novel is a haunting portrayal of innocence in a bad world.
If any of this tickles your fancy, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Anyone interested in joining the group should include a list of five suggested reads. All titles go into a hat and will be drawn at random for each meeting.
The aim of this book group is to have fun. To chat about books and reading in a relaxed, non-prescribed and friendly atmosphere. We will also drink wine. Because of course.