Goethe Pop Up Online Book Klub: THE PINE ISLANDS

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Thu May 27, 7 - 8 pm
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"Join Goethe Pop Up Seattle at our May 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.

Our read for May? Marion Poschmann's THE PINE ISLANDS (German: Die Kieferninseln). When Gilbert wakes one day from a dream that his wife has cheated on him, he flees - immediately and inexplicably - for Tokyo, where he meets a fellow lost soul: Yosa, a young Japanese student clutching a copy of The Complete Manual of Suicide. Together, Gilbert and Yosa set off on a pilgrimage to see the pine islands of Matsushima, one looking for the perfect end to his life, the other for a fresh start.

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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