Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Under The Volcano @ The Railway, Tithebarn Street , Liverpool 20/8/12
Literature in Pubs is a community book group searching for literary stimulation in the relaxing atmosphere of a cosy pub. The next meeting will featuring Malc's Under The Volcano:
Monday 20th August 2012
Liverpool L2 2DT
Geoffrey Firmin, a former British consul, has come to Quauhnahuac, Mexico. His debilitating malaise is drinking, an activity that has overshadowed his life. On the most fateful day of the consul's life-- the Day of the Dead, 1938-- his wife, Yvonne, arrives in Quauhnahuac, inspired by a vision of life together away from Mexico and the circumstances that have driven their relationship to the brink of collapse.
She is determined to rescue Firmin and their failing marriage, but her mission is further complicated by the presence of Hugh, the consul's half brother, and Jacques, a childhood friend. The events of this one significant day unfold against an unforgettable backdrop of a Mexico at once magical and diabolical.
"Under the Volcano" remains one of literature's most powerful and lyrical statements on the human condition, and a brilliant portrayal of one man's constant struggle against the elemental forces that threaten to destroy him.
Thanks to Gill Dong for letting me know about the night.