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