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Women In Translation Book Group: 2022 Welcome

24.01.22 : 19:00 - 20:00
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The Women In Translation Book Group provides a free, friendly and gentle environment in which opinions are shared and new appreciations can be discovered. A place for curious minds and relaxed conversation hosted by poet and translator Annie Rutherford. Come and join our warm bookish group, which currently meets online – all are welcome!

Our January meeting is when we select 11 books to see us through the year! We'll have a selection made by our booksellers for everyone to discuss and choose from - do feel free to bring your own recommendations for translated fiction by women writers!

We'll also be discussing/revisiting Intan Paramaditha's brilliant The Wandering - a wicked choose-your-own-adventure novel we simply didnt have enough time to unpack in our 2021 bookclub!

You've grown roots, you're gathering moss. You're desperate to escape your boring life teaching English in Jakarta, to go out and see the world. So you make a Faustian pact with a devil, who gives you a gift, and a warning. A pair of red shoes to take you wherever you want to go. You're forever wandering, everywhere and nowhere, but where is your home? And where will you choose to go? T

o New York, to follow your dreams? To Berlin or Amsterdam? Lima or Tijuana? Or onto a train that will never stop?

The choices you make about which pages to turn to may mean you'll become a tourist or an undocumented migrant, a mother or a murderer, and you will meet many travellers with their own stories to tell. As your paths cross and intertwine, you'll soon realise that no story is ever new.

The Wandering is a novel about the highs and lows of global nomadism, the politics and privileges of travel and desire, and the freedoms and limitations of the choices we make, by one of Asia's most exciting writers. It's a reminder that borders are real, and a playful experiment that turns the traditional adventure story on its head.

Please get your copy of The Wandering from the bookshop - which supports the books and helps us cover the cost of running bookclub - get a 10% discount using code LONG-VICTORIOUS-WIT

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