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Women in Translation Book Club: Swallowing Mercury

May 21 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

We are excited to read and discuss Wioletta Greg’s Swallowing Mercury, translated by Eliza Marciniak, on Monday 21 May at 7pm at the bookshop.

A peculiar coming-of-age tale unlike any other, Swallowing Mercury follows adolescent Wiola in her imaginings and musings as she goes about life, while all the while adulthood approaches. Set in a fictional town in Poland under a communist regime, she lives in a world of Catholicism and pagan superstition co-existing without the slightest raised eyebrow.

 “This enchantingly elliptical fiction debut by British-domiciled Polish poet Wioletta Greg (right) sparkles with a gem-like quality.” – Kapka Kassabova, The Guardian

Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2017, this promises to be an enchanting and intriguing read.

The reading group provides a free, friendly and gentle environment in which opinions are shared and new appreciations can be discovered. There is wine, curious minds and relaxed conversation. Come and join our warm bookish group – all are welcome.

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Details

Date:
May 21
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organiser

Lighthouse Bookshop
Phone:
0131 662 9112
Email:
books@lighthousebookshop.com

Venue

Lighthouse Bookshop
43-45 West Nicolson Street
Edinburgh, Mid-Lothian EH8 9DB United Kingdom
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