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Van Alen Book Club April 2019: Open City by Teju Cole

This month Van Alen Book Club will journey into Open City, Teju Cole’s celebrated debut novel. Join us as we follow Julius, a psychiatry fellow at Columbia from Nigeria as he wanders the streets of New York City. As Julius navigates the urban grid, we will discuss the various people and adventures he encounters and reflect on the profound impression cities can make when we adopt the lens of a “strolling spectator.”

The discussion was moderated by Janet Zong York.

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Open to new and returning participants.
Food and beverages will be provided.

This month’s book is available at a discount from the following independent booksellers (Just say you’re with Van Alen Book Club at check-out):

– Greenlight Bookstore (Fort Greene) – 15% discount
– Community Bookstore (Park Slope) – 20% discount

Contact Andrew Brown