Takis Würger - The Club — at Politics and Prose at Union Market, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Winner of the lit.COLOGNE prize for debut fiction and a bestseller in Europe, Würger’s novel uses a potent mix of the literary and the suspenseful to expose the truth about upper-crust privileged life at elite institutions. The story opens with the newly orphaned Hans leaving Saxony for Cambridge and the care of his aunt. She helps him gain admittance to St John’s College and pressures him to join and investigate the Pitt Club, a venerable male dining club rife with secrets, debauchery, and toxic masculinity. Trying to fit in, Hans, as Würger did during his own year at Cambridge, takes up boxing, and the physical battering reinforces the novel’s themes of violence, power, and competition, leading to a stunning conclusion. Named one of Medium's "Top 30 Journalists under 30," Würger is a reporter for the German news magazine Der Spiegel. This event is presented in partnership with the Goethe-Institut.


Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
Union Market
Fiction & Poetry
The Club Cover Image
By Takis Wurger, Charlotte Collins (Translator)
ISBN: 9780802128966
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Grove Press - March 12th, 2019

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