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Under the Netby Iris Murdoch
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 07:00 PM
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, Beaverton, OR
This month we meet to discuss Under the Net by Iris Murdoch. Join us!
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A comic novel about work and love, wealth and fame
Jake Donaghue, garrulous artist, meets Hugo Bellfounder, silent philosopher.
Jake, hack writer and sponger, now penniless flat-hunter, seeks out an old girlfriend, Anna Quentin, and her glamorous actress sister, Sadie. He resumes acquaintance with the formidable Hugo, whose philosophy he once presumptuously dared to interpret. These meetings involve Jake and his eccentric servant-companion, Finn, in a series of adventures that include the kidnapping of a film-star dog and a political riot on a film set of ancient Rome. Jake, fascinated, longs to learn Hugos secret. Perhaps Hugos secret is Hugo himself? Admonished, enlightened, Jake hopes at last to become a real writer.
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