Lakeview Lit Syndicate #40: The Boatbuilder

September's book club selection is Daniel Gumbiner's gleaming debut novel The Boatbuilder! Join us on Monday, October 1st at 7PM for a discussion of the book. Wine and sweets compliments Vanille Patisserie will be served at 6:30 for those who wish to hobnob prior to the meeting.

About the book:

'At 28 years old, Eli "Berg" Koenigsberg has never encountered a challenge he couldn't push through, until a head injury leaves him with lingering headaches and a weakness for opiates. Berg moves to a remote Northern California town, seeking space and time to recover, but soon finds himself breaking into homes in search of pills. Addled by addiction and chronic pain, Berg meets Alejandro, a reclusive, master boatbuilder, and begins to see a path forward. Alejandro offers Berg honest labor, but more than this, he offers him a new approach to his suffering, a template for survival amid intense pain. Nurtured by his friendship with Alejandro and aided, too, by the comradeship of many in Talinas, Berg begins to return to himself. Written in gleaming prose, this is a story about resilience, community, and what it takes to win back your soul.' - Ingram

The Boatbuilder Cover Image
ISBN: 9781944211554
Availability: Not in stock: Please call the store to order. Usually only takes a few days.
Published: McSweeney's - July 10th, 2018

Event date: 

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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