The first book in our Winter/Spring 2019 RETELLINGS book club is Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red. More information about the book club is available here. All you need to do to participate is read the book in advance and come on the night of the discussion. As always, book club titles are $1 off in advance of the discussion. And we kindly ask that you rsvp for the book club by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we have a sense of how many people will be coming.
About Autobiography of Red
Geryon, a young boy who is also a winged red monster, reveals the volcanic terrain of his fragile, tormented soul in an autobiography he begins at the age of five. As he grows older, Geryon escapes his abusive brother and affectionate but ineffectual mother, finding solace behind the lens of his camera and in the arms of a young man named Herakles, a cavalier drifter who leaves him at the peak of infatuation. When Herakles reappears years later, Geryon confronts again the pain of his desire and embarks on a journey that will unleash his creative imagination to its fullest extent. By turns whimsical and haunting, erudite and accessible, richly layered and deceptively simple, Autobiography of Red is a profoundly moving portrait of an artist coming to terms with the fantastic accident of who he is.