Transit's Half-Birthday Party / River Launch
We're turning three and a half or one and a half (depending on how you count!) and are throwing a party to celebrate and launch Esther Kinsky's River, translated from the German by Iain Galbraith. Join us at E.M. Wolfman for an evening of drinks, good company, and fluvial puns!
WHERE: E.M. Wolfman (410 13th St, Oakland, CA 94612)
WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 7:00–10:00
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“Esther Kinsky’s unnamed narrator observes and remembers, piling up beautiful, silt-like layers of description and memory until it becomes difficult to know which is which . . . This is a book to relish.”—The Guardian
“The form of River mirrors its content; its consciousness flows with a sense that, like water to the sea, it will one day lose itself.”—Times Literary Supplement
A woman moves to a London suburb near the River Lea, without knowing quite why or for how long. Over a series of long, solitary walks she reminisces about the rivers she has encountered during her life, from the Rhine, her childhood river, to the Saint Lawrence, and a stream in Tel Aviv. Filled with poignancy and poetic observation, River is an ode to nature, edgelands, and the transience of all things human.