December Book Club Selection: 'One Hundred Years of Vicissitude' by Andrez Bergen
Every month here at LitReactor, we celebrate reading with a new selection in our Book Club. For December we will be reading and discussing One Hundred Years of Vicissitude by Andrez Bergen . Here's a synopsis:
"First up, a disclaimer. I suspect I am a dead man. I have meagre proof, no framed- up certification, nothing to toss in a court of law as evidence of a rapid departure from the mortal coil. I recall a gun was involved, pressed up against my skull, and a loud explosion followed."
Thus begins our narrator in a purgatorial tour through twentieth-century Japanese history, with a ghostly geisha who has seen it all as a guide and a corrupt millionaire as her reluctant companion.
Thrown into the milieu are saké, B-29s, Lewis Carroll, Sir Thomas Malory, Melbourne, 'The Wizard of Oz', and a dirigible - along with the allusion that Red Riding Hood might just be involved.
Discussion for One Hundred Years of Vicissitude will kick off on December 1st, but you should pick up the book and start reading ASAP! (We've provided a handy link below). Once you're locked and loaded, you can announce your presence in the Book Club. (No invitation needed!) That thread is where all discussion about the book will go down.
If you read our November Book Club selection, Dora: A Headcase by Lidia Yuknavitch, make sure you check out that thread as discussion there has officially started.
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