Tuesday, November 21, 7:30 PM
FG Fiction Book Group discusses Outline
Led by Greenlight general manager Alexis, our fiction book group in Fort Greene discusses paperback fiction, reading broadly in contemporary fiction with the occasional diversion into classics. For November, the group discusses Rachel Cusk’s award-winning, critically acclaimed Outline, a novel in ten conversations. Spare and lucid, it follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing over an oppressively hot summer in Athens. She leads her students in storytelling exercises. She meets other visiting writers for dinner. She goes swimming in the Ionian Sea with her neighbor from the plane. The people she encounters speak volubly about themselves: their fantasies, anxieties, pet theories, regrets, and longings. And through these disclosures, a portrait of the narrator is drawn by contrast, a portrait of a woman learning to face a great loss.
Greene Grape Annex is located at 753 Fulton Street, across the street from the bookstore. Current book group picks are always 15% off at Greenlight, in the store or online.