January 15, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Date: January 15, 2014
Meeting Location: Emeryville
Title: A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene
Genre: Fiction – Literary
Year of Publication: 1960
Approximate Page Count: 248 pages
Summary: This is the fascinating story of a star architect who has come to the end of his passion for architecture and seeks the simplest and most useful life possible. Querry, a famous architect who is fed up with his celebrity, no longer finds meaning in art or pleasure in life. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper colony overseen by Catholic missionaries, he is diagnosed—by Dr. Colin, the resident doctor—as the mental equivalent of a 'burnt-out case': a leper who has gone through a stage of mutilation. However, as Querry loses himself in working for the lepers, his disease of mind slowly approaches a cure.
Suggested by: Ned
Jeri will present the author's biography and share facts of interest about the book.
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