Past Event

Jenny Erpenbeck in conversation with Claire Messud
Go, Went, Gone

Go Went Gone

This event will take place at the Coolidge Corner Public Library.

Go, Went, Gone tells the tale of Richard, a retired classics professor who lives in Berlin. His wife has died, and he lives a routine existence until one day he spies some African refugees staging a hunger strike in Alexanderplatz. Curiosity turns into compassion and an inner transformation as he visits their shelter, interviews them, and becomes embroiled in their harrowing fates.