This month we'll be discussing The Summer without Men by Siri Hustved. Our protagonist, Mia Fredrickson, is a prize-winning poet in her 50s, a university lecturer, and a mother. For 30 years she has also been wife to Boris, an established neuroscientist, who one fine day announces that he wants a pause in their marriage. The "pause" is French and has significant breasts and an excellent mind. Mia tumbles into a brief nervous breakdown. She spends the summer surrounded by women of all ages, in all phases of life, and re-discovers herself.
When: Monday, 12.September at 18:30 (6:30 PM).
Here the line-up for the next few months:
Oct: Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto
Nov: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Jan: In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan