Circle Book Group: "Second Person Singular"

Sunday, Dec 05, 2021 10:15 am
Online, on Zoom

Our December book is Second Person Singular by Sayed Kashua

"Acclaimed novelist Sayed Kashua, the creator of the groundbreaking Israeli sitcom, "Arab Labor," has been widely praised for his literary eye and deadpan wit. His new novel is considered internationally to be his most accomplished and entertaining work yet."
Winner of the prestigious Bernstein Award, Second Person Singular centers on an ambitious lawyer who is considered one of the best Arab criminal attorneys in Jerusalem. He has a thriving practice in the Jewish part of town, a large house, speaks perfect Hebrew, and is in love with his wife and two young children. One day at a used bookstore, he picks up a copy of Tolstoy’s The Kreutzer Sonata, and inside finds a love letter, in Arabic, in his wife’s handwriting. Consumed with suspicion and jealousy, the lawyer hunts for the book’s previous owner—a man named Yonatan—pulling at the strings that hold all their lives together.

With enormous emotional power, and a keen sense of the absurd, Kashua spins a tale of love and betrayal, honesty and artifice, and questions whether it is possible to truly reinvent ourselves. Second Person Singular is a deliciously complex psychological mystery and a searing dissection of the individuals that comprise a divided society....

 
 
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Meeting on: December 5 from 10:15 AM until 12:15 PM. This is an open group that welcomes all readers interested in expanding their understanding of the wide variety of Jewish experiences throughout history and across the world. 
 
 
The Zoom information for this meeting will be shared closer to the event via email. To learn more about Zoom based on the device you are using, check out this BWC Zoom Guide. To make sure you're on the Book Group email list, contact Fredi Dworkin and Shelly Dein at fredid54@yahoo.com, shellydein@hotmail.com
 
Click here to learn more and view books we've read in the past. To make a donation for the Book Group, visit circleboston.org/passthehat.