Apeirogon Book Discussion

25 Mar 2021


Join book discussion with Seton Hill faculty Dr. Christine Cusick, of Aperigon,by award winning author Colum McCann. Free copies of the book are available is participating in the book discussion, as a gift from Narrative 4. Contact Dr. Cusick at cusick@setonhill.edu for book and discussion link.

"The definition of the title is a shape with a countably infinite number of sides, and the book lives up to its meaning. In Apeirogon, McCann unfurls the story of two fathers, one Palestinian and one Israeli, who have both lost their daughters to the violence that surrounds them. Over the course of the day, these two men’s lives intertwine as they attempt to use their grief as a weapon for peace. Told in one thousand and one short vignettes, McCann flashes from the present to the past, sharing the lives of these men, the lives of their daughters, the experience of crossing police checkpoints and surviving jail, meditations on the migration pattern of birds, the making of bullets, and the history of the region. With these bursts, the novel centers on the unlikely friendship of two fathers and takes on a cinematic quality that vibrates with empathy, presenting a sweeping portrait of the complex conflict at the heart of the Holy Land. Apeirogon is a soaring and revelatory reading experience that is at once intimate and vast, heartbreaking and hopeful, and, yes, kaleidoscopic. —Al Woodworth, Amazon Book Review"

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Sponsored By: 
Seton Hill University, Narrative 4, CERIS