Discussing Mikhail Shishkin's Maidenhair

  • June 3, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Imagine you are an immigration officer listening to the stories of refugees from war and persecution - how do you know when they are telling the truth? Should you believe them all and let them all in? How you can tell when they're lying simply to be allowed to settle in your country?

At the simplest level, this is the story of Maidenhair. But in the same way as truth becomes "a needle hidden in an egg, that was in a drake, that was in a hare, that was in something else, and all of it in turn was stuffed into a briefcase", so the book takes us on an intriguing journey into all the great legends of literature, and whether you can ever believe anything any story-teller ever says.

Are we all too credulous? I invite all sceptics to read the book and come along and it discuss with us!

You can purchase the book from Amazon here

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  • Sade s.

    Small but perfectly formed band of dedicated post modernists, managed an illuminating discussion . Managed to elevate my view on the book slightly! Thanks guys, a good evening.

    1 · June 4

  • DoloresS

    Not many people but a great discussion. Thank you!

    1 · June 4

  • Paul B.

    May have to work late depending on clients answering/not answering their emails - if I do end up missing it, my summarising word would have been 'blehhghr'

    1 · June 3

    • Richard I.

      We'll keep your seat warm just in case, Paul.

      June 3

  • Lucy

    Other commitments this week, but hope to read it, sounds very topical. I hope to make another meeting soon.

    1 · June 2

  • Deepa S.

    Unfortunately, I have to sit this one out. Hope you all have a great discussion as usual!

    1 · May 18

  • Michael

    Don't wanna miss this one! Read it last year and am about to start rereading it...

    1 · April 30

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