Tue, May 16|
Stone Soup Books
Book Discussion: Station Eleven by Emily Mandel
Set in the days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.
Time & Location
May 16, 6:30 PM
Stone Soup Books, 150 Race Ave, Waynesboro, VA 22980, USA
About the Event
Drop in book discussion group. Only rule is we discuss the book! Let us know if you need a copy of the book.
Our May 16, 2023 discussion is on "Station Eleven" by Emily Mandel
About the book: One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time—from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains—this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet.