December 2012 Contemporary Book Discussion

  • December 20, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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Title: God's Grace by Bernard Malamud
Fiction – Dystopian Fantasy
Summary: God's Grace, Bernard Malamud's last novel and a radical departure from Malamud's previous fiction, is a modern-day dystopian fantasy set in a time after a thermonuclear war prompts a second flood. The novel's protagonist is paleolosist Calvin Cohn, who had been attending to his work at the bottom of the ocean when the Devastation struck, and who alone survived. This rabbi's son finds himself shipwrecked with an experimental chimpanzee capable of speech, to whom he gives the name Buz. Soon, other creatures appear on their island: baboons, chimps, five apes, and a lone gorilla. Cohn works hard to make it possible for God to love His creation again, and his hopes increase as he encounters the unknown and the unforeseen in this strange new world.
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240 pages
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  • Katherine L.

    So sorry but I won't be able to get out of work in time. Hopefully I can make it next time!

    December 20, 2012

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