Goethe Pop Up Online Book Klub: HOOLIGAN

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Thu Jun 17, 7 - 8 pm
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"Join Goethe Pop Up Seattle at our June book club meeting! Simply register via Eventbrite to receive Zoom access info.

The book club is free and open to everyone interested, but participants must purchase the individual texts themselves and are expected to have read the title to be discussed prior to the meeting.

In June we're reading Philipp Winkler's HOOLIGAN (German: Hool). We've all got two families: the one we're born with, and the one we choose ourselves. Heiko hasn't finished high school. His father is an alcoholic. His mother left. His housemate organizes illegal dogfights. He works in his uncle's gym, one frequented by bikers and skinheads. He definitely isn't one of society's winners, but he has his chosen family, the pack of soccer hooligans he's grown up with. HOOLIGAN offers an intimate, devastating portrait of working-class, post-industrial urban life on the fringes and a universal story about masculinity in the twenty-first century, with a protagonist whose fear of being left behind has driven him to extremes.

Feel free to read this month’s selection in English or its original German; the discussion will be held in English." (Promo Copy)

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