10:04 by Ben Lerner
This April, join Van Alen Book Club as we delve into Ben Lerner’s meta-fictional novel 10:04. We’ll follow the life and trials of the book’s unnamed, 33-year-old narrator as he juggles love, art, illness, and the prospects of his future, with New York City as both protagonist and backdrop. We’ll follow his urban interactions—whether chatting with his agent along the High Line, or digesting a heart-wrenching story from a stranger at the Park Slope Food Co-Op—and consider the context and pace of the city as a shelter for complex experiences, and meaningful connections.
The discussion was moderated by Jay Deshpande.
This month’s book is available at a 20% discount from the following independent booksellers (Just say you’re with Van Alen Book Club at in-store check out) :
– Greenlight Bookstore (Fort Greene)
– Community Bookstore (Park Slope)
Open to new and returning participants.
Food and beverages provided.
Where: 30 W 22nd Street
When: April 24th @ 7pm – 9pm