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.