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Virtual July Book Club: The Seven Good Years: A Memoir (Book) and Based on a True Story (Documentary Film)
Monday, July 26 @7:30pm-8:30pm
Please join us as we discuss Israeli writer Etgar Keret’s memoir The Seven Good Years and Based on a True Story, the documentary about him.
Etgar Keret is an Israeli writer known for his short stories, graphic novels, and scriptwriting for film and television. Keret’s diverse body of work is part of the fabric of the Israeli canon of literature and pop culture. Quirky and inventive and honest, Keret explores even dark issues with humor and insight.
From Good Reads: The Seven Good Years – A brilliant, life-affirming, and hilarious memoir from a master storyteller.
The seven years between the birth of Etgar Keret’s son and the death of his father were good years, though still full of reasons to worry. Lev is born in the midst of a terrorist attack. Etgar’s father gets cancer. The threat of constant war looms over their home and permeates daily life.
What emerges from this dark reality is a series of sublimely absurd ruminations on everything from Etgar’s three-year-old son’s impending military service to the terrorist mind-set behind Angry Birds. There’s Lev’s insistence that he is a cat, releasing him from any human responsibilities or rules. Etgar’s siblings, all very different people who have chosen radically divergent paths in life, come together after his father’s shivah to experience the grief and love that tie a family together forever. This wise, witty memoir—Etgar’s first non-fiction book, and told in his inimitable style—is full of wonder and life and love, poignant insights, and irrepressible humor.
To view the documentary Based on a True Story about Etgar Keret, you can sign up for a free seven-day trial of Chai Flicks or use the coupon code TSTNYC for 50% off of a six month subscription.
HERE is a link to the trailer. Click on “Start Free Trial” in the upper right hand corner to sign up. Don’t forget to cancel it after the free trial!
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- Monday, July 26
- Event Category:
- Adult Engagement