Join us for a reading group and then meet the author afterwards! Almost Everything Very Fast is German award-winning author Christopher Kloeble's 3rd book and his North American debut. (His 4th book, Die Unsterbliche Familie Salz, just came out in August.)
The book is in English, so knowledge of German isn't necessary. We'll chat about the book over supper and then walk over to the reading. Afterwards, Christopher will answer yours and audience members' questions and sign books.
Read on for more details!
Synopsis of Almost Everything Very Fast
A charming and suspenseful novel with a dark secret at its heart, set in an insular Bavarian village
Albert is nineteen, grew up in an orphanage, and never knew his mother. All his life Albert had to be a father to his father: Fred is a child trapped in the body of an old man. He spends his time reading encyclopedias, waves at green cars, and is known as the hero of a tragic bus accident. Albert senses that Fred, who has just been given five months left to live, is the only one who can help him learn more about his background.
With time working against them, Albert and Fred set out on an adventurous voyage of discovery that leads them via the underground sewers into the distant past—all the way back to a night in August 1912, and to the story of a forbidden love.
Almost Everything Very Fast, Christopher Kloeble's 3rd novel and North American debut, is a sensitive and dramatic family saga and page-turning road novel all in one.
What To Do
If you're 1 of the first 5 to join, you'll receive a copy of Christopher's book for free!
The group will then meet at 5:30 to discuss the book over a quick supper. We'll talk about our impressions of the book, what we thought about the plot, the characters, the language...basically wherever the discussion leads.
At 6:30/6:45, we'll walk over to the KPL for Christopher's reading. There'll be a Q&A session with him after he's finished reading, and you can even get your copy signed if you'd like. Christopher is appearing as a guest of the Goethe-Institut in Toronto.
Supper details: The Three Kretans in downtown Kitchener, but away from LRT construction, at 5:30 p.m. (The Centre can't pay for the meal, but prices range from $13-$20 for most dishes.)