Mar 20, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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From the poll results, it looks like we have a winner. Never Let Me Go seems a subtle dystopia, but I think it will make for great discussion.
"From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day comes a devastating new novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special–and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together. Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric, Never Let Me Go is another classic by the author of The Remains of the Day."
I'm also shaking things up by hosting in the East Bay, let me know if this is a big problem for anyone. The Tribune Tavern is just two blocks from the 12th St. BART station in Oakland and has plenty of seating.