Great Escape Book Club Online
The Great Escape book club invites members to step into other worlds and experience the best of speculative fiction (including science fiction, fantasy, and alternate reality).
This book club meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month on Zoom. To get the Zoom link please register below.
This month we'll be discussing Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi.
From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadi--a scavenger and an oddball fixture at a local café--collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and to give them proper burial. But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking criminal who, though shot, cannot be killed. Hadi soon realizes he's created a monster, one that needs human flesh to survive--first from the guilty, and then from anyone in its path. A prizewinning novel by "Baghdad's new literary star" (The New York Times), Frankenstein in Baghdad captures with white-knuckle horror and black humor the surreal reality of contemporary Iraq.
- Wednesday, October 18, 2023 Show more dates
- 5:30pm - 7:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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