Reading Group: A Literary Odyssey; Strange Weather in Tokyo in St Andrews

Wednesday 25th May 2016

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 5.45pm
  • Start time 6pm
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Our Reading Group meets on the last Wednesday of each month to discuss a different novel from around the globe, charting waters new and exciting. We intend to introduce you to some of our favourite foreign or translated authors – writers who might not get as much attention alongside their British fellows, but should definitely not be missed!

So do join our voyage upon the high-seas of literature; to Europe, Africa, Asia, and beyond!

This month we will be reading Strange Weather in Tokyo by one of Japan’s most popular authors, Hiromi Kawakami. Tsukiko is an office-worker, drifting into middle-age when she meets her former high-school Japanese teacher again by chance. They fall to talking, drinking and eating the night away, and, slowly, their friendship blossoms into something deeper.