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Date:
July 16
Time:
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:
Tolzman Community Room
Address:
11345 N. Cedarburg Road
Mequon, WI 53092

Mequon Thiensville Community Book Club - The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson

Tuesday, July 16

The winner of 2010 Man Booker Prize. “Julian Treslove, a professionally unspectacular former BBC radio producer, and Sam Finkler, a popular Jewish philosopher, writer and television personality, are old school friends. Despite a prickly relationship and very different lives, they’ve never quite lost touch with each other - or with their former teacher, Libor Sevcik, a Czech always more concerned with the wider world than with exam results. Now, both Libor and Sam are recently widowed, and with Treslove, his chequered and unsuccessful record with women rendering him an honorary third widower, they dine at Libor’s grand, central London apartment. It’s a sweetly painful evening of reminiscence in which all three remove themselves to a time before they had loved and lost; a time before they had fathered children, before the devastation of separations, before they had prized anything greatly enough to fear the loss of it.