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Station Eleven b Emily St. John Mandel

Date and Time: February 20, 2019, 7:00 PM CT

Location: Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka
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From the TALK series, After the Fact
Discussion Leader: Daniel Eells

This fascinating work depicts the lives of characters after a flu pandemic that decimates 99% of the world's population. Set 20 years after the fact where small groups of people live in abandoned gas stations (the fossil fuel economy no longer exists) and abandoned fast food restaurants such as Wendy's. Readers meet Kirsten, an actress with the traveling symphony that tours the upper peninsula of Michigan performing Shakespeare (because audiences prefer it to more modern plays). The novel examines a post-apocalyptic world consisting of "ferals," starvation, and loneliness through themes of nostalgia, memory, and art. Mandel weaves together this cast of characters with an air of mystery and suspense that propels the reader forward wanting to learn more.

Sponsored by: Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Miranda Ericsson Kendall
(785) 215-7405
http://www.tscpl.org

 

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