Community Book Club—Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

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Are you looking to connect with others? Do you love reading all kinds of books? If you answered yes, the Community Book Club is for you!

The instant New York Times-bestselling novel from the author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Piranesi is an intoxicating, hypnotic book set in a dreamlike alternative reality. Piranesi is narrated by a man living in a labyrinthine, statue-filled house. Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house. There is one other person in the house—a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known.

The Community Book Club meets every other Thursday evening, beginning November 18, via Zoom.

To register, send an email to community@iit.edu, and you will receive the meeting credentials.

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