Towards Understanding: A Translated Fiction Reading Group in Bath

Monday 7th May

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.15pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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In May we travel to Keflavik: a town that has been called the darkest place in Iceland, surrounded by black lava fields, hemmed in by a sea that may not be fished. And it is to Keflavik that Ari – a writer and publisher – returns from Copenhagen at the behest of his dying father, two years after walking out on his wife and children. He is beset by memories of his youth, spent or misspent listening to Pink Floyd and the Beatles, fraternising with American servicemen – who are regarded by the locals with a mixture of admiration and contempt – and discovering girls. There is one girl in particular he could never forget – her fate has stayed with him all his life. Fish Have No Feet is an epic of love, pain and unending desire.

Our reading group is a lovely, relaxed and dynamic mix of friendly people who all love reading. Whether you are a casual reader or a voracious consumer of literature, you are more than welcome to join us. There will be wine, a plethora of nibbles and great conversation.