This month LitHAUS, our monthly reading series, discusses The End of Loneliness
by Benedict Wells
© Penguin Random House
Jules Moreau’s childhood is shattered after the sudden death of his parents. Enrolled in boarding school where he and his siblings, Marty and Liz, are forced to live apart, the once vivacious and fearless Jules retreats inward, preferring to live within his memories – until he meets Alva, a kindred soul caught in her own grief. Fifteen years pass and the siblings remain strangers to one another, bound by tragedy and struggling to recover the family they once were. Jules, still adrift, is anchored only by his desires to be a writer and to reunite with Alva, who turned her back on their friendship on the precipice of it becoming more. But, just as it seems they can make amends for time wasted, invisible forces – whether fate or chance – intervene.
Be sure to also join us June 29 for a special event
with author Benedict Wells at Brazos Bookstore.
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.