Crouch End Book Club

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2-4 The Broadway, London, N8 9SN

Wednesday 26 June de 16:30 à 17:30

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Join us for our monthly book club where our pick for this month is Jenny Erpenbeck's Kairos.

Join us at Waterstones Crouch End for our monthly book club on Wednesday the 26th June at 17:30. Our pick for this month is Jenny Erpenbeck's Kairos.

About the Book

Winner of the International Booker Prize 2024

Berlin. 11 July 1986. They meet by chance on a bus. She is a young student, he is older and married. Theirs is an intense and sudden attraction, fuelled by a shared passion for music and art, and heightened by the secrecy they must maintain. But when she strays for a single night he cannot forgive her and a dangerous crack forms between them, opening up a space for cruelty, punishment and the exertion of power. And the world around them is changing too: as the GDR begins to crumble, so too do all the old certainties and the old loyalties, ushering in a new era whose great gains also involve profound loss.

From a prize-winning German writer, this is the intimate and devastating story of the path of two lovers through the ruins of a relationship, set against the backdrop of a seismic period in European history.

About the Author

Jenny Erpenbeck is a German writer and opera director. She has won the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for The End of Days and the 2024 International Booker Prize for Kairos.

About the Translator

Michael Hofmann is German-born Poet, translator, and essayist. Prolific and influential as a translator, Hofmann has translated more than 70 books from German, including works by Hans Fallada, Franz Kafka, and Wim Wenders.

Information on the Event

All our welcome to join our book club, tickets are free but a place must be booked on eventbrite, and a beverage is provided.