Past Meetup

Discussion of "Inglorious"


Join us on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1-3 p.m. for food, fun, and book chat! This month's book is "Inglorious" by Joanna Kavenna (UK). See more details about the book, the author, and the group at


by Joanna Kavenna

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Picador (May 27, 2008)
ISBN-10: 0312427883
ISBN-13: 978-0312427887

When Rosa Lane, a promising young journalist, impulsively hits the send button on an email to her boss saying “I quit,” so begins her pursuit of enlightenment in the jungles of cutthroat London. As she embarks upon her quest for a sense of purpose, she is deceived by her lover, surprised by her friends, turned out by her roommate, threatened by her bank manager, picked over by prospective employers, and tormented by all the bizarre expectations of the modern world. An erudite and darkly comic novel, brimming with lacerating wit and compassion, Inglorious is a truly engrossing character study of a woman walking the edge between self-destruction and self-discovery.

Inglorious was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 2007 and won the Orange Broadband Award for New Writers.


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