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Reading Group – Redburn by Herman Melville in Ely

Monday 9th March

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
Image of Reading Group – Redburn by Herman Melville

Inspired by the Melville’s own teenage voyage across the Atlantic to Liverpool Redburn opens as a jaunty sea adventure before developing in unexpected – and sometimes startling – ways, as the young narrator undergoes a rapid initiation into the world of adulthood.  Remarkable for its combination of harsh realism and buoyant humour, the book bears witness to scenes of squalor and corruption on land and sea, whilst maintaining a rousing belief in human resilience and potential.