Book discussion slated Tuesday
Book aficionados will meet for the Bill Ellis Memorial Library book club discussion Tuesday, Jan. 8.
On the slate will be "Kafka on the Shore" at 6:30 p.m. at the library meeting room, 710 W. Ave. A.
The book club is open to the public, and everyone is invited to share their views.
According to library director Kathy Caldwell, the book by Haruki Murakami is powered by two remarkable characters: A teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome Oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and now is drawn toward Kafka for reasons that, like the most basic activities of daily life, he cannot fathom. Their odyssey, as mysterious to them as it is to us, is enriched throughout by vivid accomplices and mesmerizing events, Caldwell said.