Midwinter Break

Literature in English group met at one of the members’ home on 18 February 2019 to discuss Bernard MacLaverty’s Midwinter Break as part of their program: “Around the World in Seven Novels”. Annemarie Ziefer gave an introduction summarizing the political and historical background of Northern Ireland. In spite of its wintry title and subdued style, the book inspired a lively exchange on the novel's protagonists and covered wide ranging topics such as aging and faith, love and loneliness, alcoholism and monogamy.