This month LitHAUS, our monthly reading series, discusses “River”
by Esther Kinsky
© Transit Books
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.
LitHAUS is a monthly reading series for contemporary German-language literature. Each month’s selection will be accompanied by a talk or discussion around the work and its wider themes. Reading the book is encouraged but not required. Everyone is welcome to join.
We have partnered with Brazos Bookstore, where all LitHAUS books will be available for purchase.