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Nordic Book Club Amatka by Karin Tidbeck

Photo by Linda Haglund/ASF

TUE—11-28-2017—6-7 PM, free

Read and discuss Scandinavian literature in translation as part of our Nordic Book Club. Discussions take place the last Tuesday of the month in the Halldór Laxness Library at Scandinavia House and online in our Goodreads group during the last week of the month.

In Karin Tidbeck’s dystopic imagining, language has the power to shape reality. Unless objects, buildings, and the surrounding landscape are repeatedly named, and named properly, everything will fall apart. Trapped in a repressive colony, Vanja dreams of using language to break free, but her individualism may well threaten the very fabric of reality. Amatka is a beguiling and wholly original novel about freedom, love, and artistic creation by an idiosyncratic new voice.

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