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by David Grossman winner of the Man Booker International prize for 2017.
Facilitated by Derek Penslar
This high-wire act by Grossman takes place over the course of one final show by stand-up comedian, Dovaleh Greenstein. Charming, erratic and repellent, Dovaleh exposes a wound he has been living with for years: a fateful and gruesome choice he had to make between the two people who were dearest to him. The themes touch on betrayal between lovers, the treachery of friends, guilt and redress. The Guardian: ‘This isn’t just a book about Israel: it’s about people and societies horribly malfunctioning. Sometimes we can only apprehend these truths through story – and Grossman, like Dovaleh, has become a master of the truth-telling tale.’
Derek Penslar, our ever-popular presenter, teaches Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto and now at Harvard. Reading Circle regulars are always impressed by his knowledge, enhanced by an exceptional sense of humour.
An RSVP is necessary as we have to cap our numbers in order to continue meeting in the warmth and intimacy of members’ homes. Space fills up quickly, and names are taken on a first come basis. Sign up even if you haven’t finished reading the book, or haven’t read it at all! We promise an interesting evening either way.
Location will be provided upon confirmation of RSVP: djcReadingCircle@gmail.com
Members: FREE | Non-Members: $10