Hello Princeton-Stanford Book Clubbers! This month we're challenging our conceptions of boundaries with Piranesi. We'll aim to meet in-person as we re-emerge from the pandemic, and also have a Google Hangout link for those who'd rather attend remotely. Hope to see you there!
Book: Piranesi by Susan Clarke
In-Person: Private residence in Boston (email Ashley Kellner for address)
Or Online: Please email Ashley Kellner for Hangout link
Date & Time: Sunday, Aug 29th, 6:30pm
Piranesi’s house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house.
There is one other person in the house―a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known.