Book Club: An Island, Karen Jennings

  • 14/10/2021
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Full Circle House, Chaussée de Vleurgat 89, 1050 Brussels


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Full Circle House Book Club

An Island, Karen Jennings

Thur 14th Oct / Book Club  / 7:30pm

Join our monthly gathering around a great read, along with drinks & good company

"...a small but powerful book, compounding merciless political critique and allegory rendered in tender prose." - The Guardian

A young refugee washes up unconscious on the beach of a small island inhabited by no one but Samuel, an old lighthouse keeper. Unsettled, Samuel is soon swept up in memories of his former life on the mainland: a life that saw his country suffer, then fight for independence, only to fall to a cruel dictator; he recalls his own part in its history.

South African author Karen Jennings has created a compact, powerful fable that exposes several of the modern world's greatest crises. Longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize, it’s a welcome surprise on a longlist which favoured established authors. 

Come discuss this powerful novel at our first Book Club of the year. 

Please note that this event is open to Members Only.

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