UNBOUND BOOK CLUB: 'THE BALLOONIST' BY MACDONALD HARRIS
Join the discussion – the Anchorage Museum's book club explores art, science, history, design and culture through fiction and non-fiction. Tonight's book, "The Balloonist" is about a Swedish aeronaut with mystical tendencies who attempts to reach the North Pole by hydrogen balloon. The year is 1897, and modernisms of various kinds are in the air. Harris's little-known novel is philosophically serious and frequently funny. Gustav, the protagonist and first-person narrator, has an arch, Nabokovian wit, and the theories he serves up about life and ballooning are provocative and plentiful. "The Balloonist" is available for purchase in the Anchorage Museum Store. Book club discussion is included with museum admission (free for members) and is part of the museum's Unbound experimental literary series.
Friday, 16 February, 2018
Cost:Free with admission
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