Here are the details for our fourth book club meeting in early 2016:
- Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016
- Time: 6 p.m.
- Location: Café Chat L’Heureux (172 Duluth Ave. E.)
- Cost: free!
Our fourth book will be Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata, translated to English by Edward G. Seidensticker from the original, Yukiguni.
At an isolated mountain hot spring, with snow blanketing every surface, Shimamura, a wealthy dilettante meets Komako, a lowly geisha. She gives herself to him fully and without remorse, despite knowing that their passion cannot last and that the affair can have only one outcome. In chronicling the course of this doomed romance, Kawabata has created a story for the ages — a stunning novel dense in implication and exalting in its sadness.
(Synopsis from Amazon.ca)
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* Cover image: Utagawa Hiroshige (歌川広重) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons