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Discuss Shadow of the Wind with Portland area alumni
- 9:00 PM
Thursday Jun 13, 2013
Hosted by Sue Miller '65
Discuss Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon with alumni in the Portland area. Discussion will be led by Sue Miller '65. If you plan to attend, please contact Sue at 503-654-3893 to RSVP and for directions.
Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'cemetery of lost books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out La Sombra Del Viento by Julian Carax.
But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from La Sombra Del Viento, a character who turns out to be the devil. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind. A page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love, and the places that obsession can lead.
Join us for these upcoming discussions:
Thursday, July 18
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
Host: Paul Freeman '71
Thursday, September 5
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
Host: Kathleen Huddleston '76
Thursday, October 17
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
Host: Kim Brown '74
This event is for: Alumni