The Lit House Book Club @ Duckworth's is the opportunity to hear writers talk about a book they love from a writer's perspective while enjoying dinner at one of Gloucester's finest restaurants. Participants are expected to be familiar with the feature book, as there will be open discussion during the event.
The Lit House Book Club--Feb. 23
Eastern Point Lit House founders Christopher Anderson and Jenn Monroe will lead the discussion of The Power, by Naomi Alderman. Guests are encouraged to read reviews prior to reading the book as there are many disturbing and violent moments throughout the novel.
"Alderman has written our era's "Handmaid's Tale," and, like Margaret Atwood's classic, "The Power" is one of those essential feminist works that terrifies and illuminates, enrages and encourages." ~ Ron Charles, The Washington Post, Oct. 10, 2017
"What would the world look like if men were afraid of women rather than women being afraid of men? Science fiction has long questioned the conventional exercise of power between the sexes...Through exaggeration and reversal, many books have set out to illuminate inequality or open up new vistas of possibility. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen the status quo inverted to such devastating effect as in Naomi Alderman’s fourth novel." ~ Justine Jordan, The Guardian, Nov. 2, 2016.