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Kairos Book Club: “The Overstory” by Richard Powers

Friday February 23rd
Doors & drinks 6.30pm; Discussion starts 7pm

'It changed how I thought about the Earth and our place in it' - Barack Obama

At February's Book Club we'll be talking about Richard Powers novel The Overstory, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2019.

Richard Powers’s twelfth novel is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours—vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us.

This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.

Read the review in the Guardian

Kairos, 84 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4TG

Doors open at 6.30pm. Discussion starts at 7pm. Bring your own bottle. 

Free for members, £5 non-members. (Members please register in advance so we can plan numbers.)