Members-Only Book Club
Sunday, June 2 at 11:00 amEvent type:Books & Writers, Members Events
Join us to discuss the Man Booker Prize-winning selection, The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided. The June book club is the second in a series of quarterly book discussions.
Shirley Brown, Co-Director of the Philadelphia Writing
Project will facilitate the discussion.
Limited to 20 people
FULL - We are no longer taking reservations. The next book club will meet in September.
book: Julian Treslove, a professionally unspectacular former BBC radio producer,
and Sam Finkler, a popular Jewish philosopher, writer, and television
personality, are old school friends. Despite a prickly relationship and very
different lives, they've never lost touch with each other, or with their former
teacher, Libor Sevcik.
together one night at Sevcik's apartment—the two Jewish widowers and the
unmarried Gentile, Treslove—the men share a sweetly painful evening,
reminiscing on a time before they had loved and lost, before they had prized
anything greatly enough to fear the loss of it. But as Treslove makes his way
home, he is attacked and mugged outside a violin dealer's window. Treslove is
convinced the crime was a misdirected act of anti-Semitism, and in its
aftermath, his whole sense of self will ineluctably change.