Laguna Beach Library Adult Book Club Meetup is Monday April 10 2017 at 5:30pm.
The Changeling by Kenzaburo Oe is the Laguna Beach Library Adult Book Club April 2017 Selection.
Oe introduces Kogito Choko, a writer in his early sixties, as he rekindles a childhood friendship with his estranged brother-in-law, the renowned filmmaker Goro Hanawa. Goro sends Kogito a trunk of tapes he has recorded of reflections about their friendship, but as Kogito is listening one night, he hears something odd. “I’m going to head over to the Other Side now,” Goro says, and then Kogito hears a loud thud. After a moment of silence, Goro’s voice continues: “But don’t worry, I’m not going to stop communicating with you.” Moments later, Kogito’s wife rushes in; Goro has jumped to his death. With that, Kogito begins a far-ranging search to understand what drove his brother-in-law to suicide. His quest takes him from the forests of southern Japan to the washed-out streets of Berlin, where Kogito confronts the ghosts from his own past and that of his lifelong, but departed, friend.
The Laguna Beach Library is located at 363 Glenneyre Street.
Copies of the book are available at the Check-out Desk.
You can phone the Library at (949) 497-1733.
The May 2017 Book Club Meeting is scheduled for Monday May 8 2017.
For more information please visit the OC Public Library.