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Virtual Open Book Club: Nutshell by Ian McEwan

In May, our Open Book Club will read and discuss Nutshell by Ian McEwan. Zoom link here!

Trudy has been unfaithful to her husband, John. What’s more, she has kicked him out of their marital home, a valuable old London townhouse, and in his place is his own brother, the profoundly banal Claude. The illicit couple has hatched a scheme to rid themselves of her inconvenient husband forever. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy’s womb. As Trudy’s unborn son listens, bound within her body, to his mother and his uncle’s murderous plans, he gives us a truly new perspective on our world, seen from the confines of his. McEwan’s brilliant recasting of Shakespeare lends new weight to the age-old question of Hamlet's hesitation and is a tour de force of storytelling.

Island Books' open book club meets the last Thursday of every month at 7:30pm. Our staff facilitator chooses both fiction and nonfiction titles. All are welcome to attend, and if you purchase your book here in the store you'll always get a 10% discount.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
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Nutshell: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525431947
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - May 30th, 2017