Clinton Community Library
The Global Literatur
The Global Literature Book Club: Tokyo Ueno Station by Yu Miri
In-person at Masonic Hall & online via GoToMeeting

Monday, May 17, 7:00 PM
The Global Literature Book Club discusses prize-winning novels from around the world, in translation, selected by members of the club. These works are challenging, but gratifying, and provide insights into a wide variety of nations, cultures, and styles of writing. The club meets monthly on Monday nights at 7 pm (currently via Go To Meeting). We welcome new members.

In May, the Global Literature Book Club will discuss Tokyo Ueno Station by Yu Miri, a surreal, devastating story of a homeless ghost named Kazu who haunts one of Tokyo's busiest train stations. Through Kazu's eyes, we see daily life in Tokyo buzz around him and learn the intimate details of his personal story, how loss and society's inequalities and constrictions spiraled towards this ghostly fate, with moments of beauty and grace just out of reach. A powerful masterwork from one of Japan's most brilliant outsider writers, Tokyo Ueno Station is a book for our times and a look into a marginalized existence in a shiny global megapolis.
 
Call the library at 845-266-5530 to reserve your copy. Please meet us at the Masonic Hall or email cbancroft@clintoncommunitylibrary.org for meeting link.
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