Join us for a full and frank discussion of Daisy Johnson's shimmering debut novel--a finalist for the 2018 Man Booker Prize and one of the New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books of 2018.
The dictionary doesn’t contain every word. Gretel, a lexicographer by trade, knows this better than most. She grew up on a houseboat with her mother, wandering the canals of Oxford and speaking a private language of their own invention. Her mother disappeared when Gretel was a teen, abandoning her to foster care, and Gretel has tried to move on, spending her days updating dictionary entries. One phone call from her mother is all it takes for the past to come rushing back.
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