Join us for a reading and discussion of literary works of merit published from 2000 to the present. To vote on books and for more details, check out our page on Meetup.com! This month, the group will discuss Open City by Teju Cole.
About the Book
A haunting novel about identity, dislocation, and history, Teju Cole’s Open City is a profound work by an important new author who has much to say about our country and our world.
Along the streets of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor doing his residency wanders aimlessly. The walks meet a need for Julius: they are a release from the tightly regulated mental environment of work, and they give him the opportunity to process his relationships, his recent breakup with his girlfriend, his present, his past.
But it is not only a physical landscape he covers; Julius crisscrosses social territory as well, encountering people from different cultures and classes who will provide insight on his journey—which takes him to Brussels, to the Nigeria of his youth, and into the most unrecognizable facets of his own soul.
The book for each specific month will be available at 10% off the listed price.
*Please Note: The 10% discount applies to books that are currently in print and available to bookstores.