I’ll be reading from A LESSER DAY this evening at a place called ausland.
How much of our lives is contained in the places we’ve lived in? And does memory have a spatial dimension? As the narrator attempts to locate meaning in the passage of time as it inscribes itself into the myriad things around her, she discovers instances of illusion and self-deception—the flaws in human perception that reveal themselves when we examine the mechanisms of our own thinking: “The amnesia that follows, when the mind carefully buries its new discovery, only digging it up some time later when it’s certain of being alone, unobserved, turning it over and over, sniffing at it as though it were a dried-out bone.”
Together with Ben Miller and Charlotte Wührer.
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Lychenerstraße 60, 10437 Berlin