Time & Location
Aug 08, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
Virtual, via Zoom
About the Event
Please join us in August for the Nordic Book Club's discussion of Henning Mankell's memoir Quicksand: What it Means to Be a Human Being.
From the publisher: "In January 2014, Henning Mankell received a diagnosis of lung cancer. Quicksand is a response to this shattering news--but it is not a memoir of misfortune. Instead, it is a testament to a life fully lived, a tribute to the extraordinary but fleeting human journey that delivers both boundless opportunity and crucial responsibility. In a series of intimate vignettes, Mankell ranges over rich and varied reflections: of growing up in a small Swedish town where he experiences a startling revelation on a winter morning as a young boy; of living hand to mouth in Paris as an ambitious young writer; of his work at a theater in Mozambique, where Lysistrata is staged in the midst of civil war; of chance encounters with men an women who changed his understanding of the world. Along the way, Mankell ponders the meaning of a good life and the critically important ways we can shape the future of humanity if we are fortunate enough to have the choice. Vivid, clear-eyed and breathtakingly beautiful, Quicksand is an invaluable parting gift from a great man."