August’s book: Open City by Teju Cole
by Jamie Klingler
We’ve (all right, I’ve) been neglecting LBC’s lovely blog of late. No more. Let’s get back on the right track with our pick for August, suggested by the lovely Alice V: Teju Cole’s Open City.
A haunting novel about national identity, race, liberty, loss and surrender, Open City follows a young Nigerian doctor as he wanders aimlessly along the streets of Manhattan. For Julius the walks are a release from the tight regulations of work, from the emotional fallout of a failed relationship, from lives past and present on either side of the Atlantic.
We’ll see you at the end of the month. Happy reading.