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BOOK CLUB NIGHT

In Other Words Book Club reads Before The Feast > OCT 19


ABOUT THE IN OTHER WORDS BOOK CLUB
The members of the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in Toronto are pleased to be hosting their 2016 European Book Club Series, “In Other Words” at Type Books.

In Other Words will focus will on authors who have migrated and adapted to a different country, writing in the new languages of their adopted homes. The goal is to introduce Canadians to European books and authors by bridging cultures and allowing readers to discover contemporary European authors and their works. 

EUNIC is the network of the European cultural relations institutes in Toronto and is formed by Alliance Française and the Consulate general of France, Camões Toronto, Italian Cultural Institute and Goethe-Institut Toronto. 

ABOUT BEFORE THE FEAST by Saša Stanišic

It’s the evening before the feast in the village of Fürstenfelde (population: an odd number). The village is asleep. Except for the ferryman—he’s dead. And Mrs. Kranz, the night-blind painter, who wants to depict her village for the first time at night. A bell-ringer and his apprentice want to ring the bells—the only problem is that the bells have gone. A vixen is looking for eggs for her young, and Mr. Schramm is discovering more reasons to quit life than to quit smoking.

Someone has opened the doors to the Village Archive, but what drives the sleepless out of their houses is not that which was stolen, but that which has escaped. Old stories, myths, and fairy tales are wandering about the streets with the people. They come together in a novel about a long night, a mosaic of village life, in which the long-established and newcomers, the dead and the living, craftsmen, pensioners, and noble robbers in football jerseys bump into one another. They all want to bring something to a close, on this night before the feast.



IN OTHER WORDS BOOK CLUB MEETING: 
BEFORE THE FEAST by 
Saša Stanišic
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West

Wednesday October 19, 2016 > 7pm-9pm
BYO snacks etc.
FREE EVENT