Fascinated by psychology? Love a good book?
Every month at the Thinking Space book club hosted in the cozy den of Mortimer House we discuss the psychological themes of books selected to inspire, challenge and help you grow, with lively but informal discussions led by Chartered Psychologist Kimberley Wilson. Part reading group, part Q&A, it’s the book club for people who like to think.
The next book is Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee.
In Disgrace, after years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, has an impulsive affair with a student. The affair sours; he is denounced and summoned before a committee of inquiry. Willing to admit his guilt, but refusing to yield to pressure to repent publicly, he resigns and retreats to his daughter Lucy's isolated smallholding.
For a time, his daughter's influence and the natural rhythms of the farm promise to harmonise his discordant life. But the balance of power in the country is shifting. He and Lucy become victims of a savage and disturbing attack which brings into relief all the faultlines in their relationship.
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