Based on the arrest and legally-enforced chemical castration of the mathematician Alan Turing, Will Eaves’s “Murmur” is the account of a man who responds to intolerable physical and mental stress with love, honor and a rigorous, unsentimental curiosity about the ways in which we perceive ourselves and the world. "Murmur" has received rave reviews, with the Guardian calling it “as bracingly intelligent as it is brave” and the New Scientist describing it as “an extraordinary exploration of dreams, consciousness, science and the future.” It has also won several awards, with one judge declaring that it “will grip you in the very first pages, break your heart halfway through, and in the end, strangely, unexpectedly, restore your faith in human beings, and their endless capacity for resilience”
These events are casual gatherings of gay men on the second Sunday of the month for fun and stimulating discussions about quality gay literature. Books are selected by participants several months in advance, and the only requirements for attending are to RSVP, to bring food or a beverage to share, and to have read a substantial part of what’s being discussed. Gather at 6:00 for eats and drinks; discussion begins at 6:45 and ends by 8:30.