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Online Book Klub: "I Called Him Necktie"

Online Book Klub: "I Called Him Necktie"
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Read a book and join us for a discussion online! Simply send an email to and receive the Zoom access code. Let's keep reading and sharing experiences with the material! ​
Book Klub is free and open to everyone interested, but participants must purchase the individual texts themselves and are expected to have read the title to be discussed prior to the meeting. 

Feel free to read this month’s selection in English or its original German. The discussion will be in English.
About the novel:
Is it coincidence or a decision? Two people meet on a park bench. One is old, the other young, two people out of the ordinary. Each in his own way, they refuse to conform to the norm. Only to a stranger do they gradually recount their lives and hesitantly set foot on earth again.
Milena Michiko Flašar's book takes place in Japan, yet it could just as easily be set anywhere elsewhere in the Western world. This novel counters the fear of everything that falls outside the norm with the possibility of closeness - as well as the archaic power of refusal.

Milena Michiko Flašar © Helmut Wimmer
About the author:
Milena Michiko Flašar
 was born in 1980 in St. Pölten. She studied Comparative Literature, Germanics, and Romance Languages in Vienna. She is the daughter of a Japanese mother and an Austrian father. She currently lives in Vienna and teaches German as a Foreign Language. I Called Him Necktie won the 2012 Austrian Alpha Literature Prize.



Language: English
Price: Free Admission

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