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Book Club: Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov

Full Circle
22/06/2023 from 19:00until 22/06/2023 - 20:30
22 Jun
Full Circle House
Chaussée de Vleurgat 89
1050  Brussels

Monthly meet up to discuss a great read, along with drinks & good company

 "From communism to the Brexit referendum and conflict in Europe, this funny yet frightening Bulgarian novel explores the weaponisation of nostalgia ... it could not be more timely." - Patrick McGuinness, The Guardian


A ‘clinic for the past’ run by an enigmatic therapist offers a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s sufferers: each floor reproduces a decade in minute detail, transporting patients back in time to a familiar, safer, happier moment. An increasing number of healthy people seek refuge there, hoping to escape the horrors of modern life - a development that results in an unexpected conundrum when the past begins to invade the present. Soon, entire countries want to emulate the idea, with referendums taking place to decide which particular version of the past will shape each nation’s future.

This novel, by Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov, won the International Booker Prize 2023.

* Everyone welcome
* The bar is open for drinks
* Booking required