August Meeting

For our meeting on August 17th we read Great House by Nicole Krauss.

Jacket Synopsis
In New York a woman spends a night with a young Chilean poet before he departs, leaving her his desk. Later, he is arrested by Pinochet’s secret police… In north london, a man caring for his dying wife discovers a lock of hair that unravels a terrible secret… In Jerusalem, an antiques dealer reassembles his father’s study, plundered by the Nazis. One item remains missing…

Spanning continents and decades, weaving an intricate web of its characters’ lives, Great House tells a soaring story of love, loss and survival against the odds.

2 thoughts on “August Meeting”

  1. A wonderfully crafted book. About loss. About love. About race. About country. About language. About diaspora. Very carefully structured and balanced. It is one of the most original books I have read in a very long time and, although I am not one who enjoys re-reading books, this one could be read again with immense pleasure. It is a gem and I am truly impressed by the author’s ability to create such memorable characters using language that is almost poetic with a structure that is almost choreographed and yet – it never feels precious, self-conscious or forced. Wonderful and thank you to whoever suggested it.

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