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MAC'S BOOK CLUB

Mac's Book Club will discuss Open City by Teju Cole on Wednesday, February 20th at 7:30 p.m.

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 named Julius wanders, reflecting on his relationships, his recent breakup with his girlfriend, his present, his past. He encounters 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.

"If Baudelaire was a young African, wandering the streets of contemporary New York, this is the book he’d write. A melancholy, beautiful meditation on modern urban life, it has echoes of W.G. Sebald and Walter Benjamin and reveals Teju Cole as one of a talented new generation of global writers, at home in the world.”-- Hari Kunzru

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
1820 Coventry Rd
44118 Cleveland Heights
us
$15.00
ISBN: 9780812980097
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade - January 17th, 2012