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'Time's Arrow' by Martin Amis

Hosted by the Consul of the Brussels Book Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 18 Aug 16:30 - 18:30

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Dear friends and book lovers,

For the month of August, we will read 'Time's Arrow' by Martin Amis.

The novel recounts the life of a German Holocaust doctor in a disorienting reverse chronology. The narrator, together with the reader, experiences time passing in reverse, as the main character becomes younger and younger during the course of the novel.

The reverse narrative begins in America, where the doctor is first living in retirement and then practicing medicine. Later he changes his identity and moves to New York. (Considering the story forward, he escaped Europe after the war and succeeded in settling in America, with the assistance of a Reverend Nicholas Kreditor who apparently assists war criminals in hiding.) In Protected content travels (in reverse) to Portugal, from where he makes his way to Auschwitz...

Curious to find out more ? Read the book and join us for another one of our interesting discussions !

Even if you don't manage to read the book entirely, you remain more than welcome to take part in our talks !

Looking forward to welcoming you all at my home again for another wonderful discussion.

Should the weather turn out to be really lovely the days prior to our gathering, I will send all attendees on the list a proposal to meet in a nice outdoor setting (Park of Bois de la Cambre) so we can enjoy the sunshine ànd discuss books at the same time.

Welcome on board !