Thank You Books and Under the Mountain are thrilled to invite you to their first book club collaboration! Join us on Sunday, October 22, 2023 at Thank You Books storefront in Crestwood for a discussion of BLIND OWL, one of the most celebrated 20th-century literary works from Iran.
Written by one of the greatest Iranian writers of the twentieth century, Blind Owl tells a two-part story of an isolated narrator with a fragile relationship with time and reality. In first person, the narrator offers a string of hazy, dreamlike recollections fueled by opium and alcohol. He spends time painting the exact same scene on the covers of pen cases: an old man wearing a cape and turban sitting under a cypress tree, separated by a small stream from a beautiful woman in black who offers him a water lily. In a one-page transition, the reader finds the narrator covered in blood and waiting for the police to arrest him. In part two, readers glimpse the grim realities that unlock the mysteries of the first part. In a new translation that reflects Hedayat’s conversational, confessional tone, Blind Owl joins the ranks of classics by Edgar Allan Poe, Franz Kafka, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky that explore the dark recesses of the human psyche.
This is a slim read that packs a ferocious punch--join us and get into the creepy spirit of the season!
Get your copy from Thank You Books today: https://thankyoubookshop.com/events/25264