Professor Emeritus, Humber College.
Tuesdays, October 7 – October 28, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.
We will look at two of Cynthia’s favourite books.
In The Afterlife of Stars, Joe Kertes, provides an intriguing sequel to his novel Gratitude. The Beck family flees Hungary in 1956, escaping to the Paris, for a seeming journey of adventure, but minefields both real and imagined confront them. The darkness of life is balanced with an awareness of life’s wonders.
Second Person Singular by Sayed Kashua (Israel) is our second book.
A Palestinian who writes in Hebrew, Sayed Kashua defies classification and breaks through cultural barriers. He communicates, with enormous emotional power and a keen sense of the absurd. This book is a deliciously complex psychological mystery and a searing dissection of the individuals that comprise a divided society.