Webster Book Club Discusses ‘Netherland’ Sept. 18

| September 10, 2012

“Netherland”

Bring your lunch and join the Webster University Book Club Sept. 18, at noon, in the Library Conference Room to discuss Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland, a post-9/11 novel about a crumbling marriage, immigrants in Manhattan and cricket. Bring your lunch. Everyone is welcome.

According to Dwight Garner’s review in the New York Times, “Here’s what Netherland surely is: the wittiest, angriest, most exacting and most desolate work of fiction we’ve yet had about life in New York and London after the World Trade Center fell.

“On a micro level, it’s about a couple and their young son living in Lower Manhattan when the planes hit, and about the event’s rippling emotional aftermath in their lives. On a macro level, it’s about nearly everything: family, politics, identity. I devoured it in three thirsty gulps, gulps that satisfied a craving I didn’t know I had.”

 

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