Do you enjoy reading books in English? Our Literary Circle discusses a different book each month. You can drop by regularly or you can join us for only one evening. Mark Olival-Bartley leads the discussion. Free admission.

"Hotel Honolulu" by Paul Theroux

Literary Circle / Free Admission

In this hilariously ribald and tenderly tragic novel, Paul Theroux captures the essence of Hawaii as it has never been depicted. The novel's narrator, a down-on-his-luck writer, escapes to Waikiki and soon finds himself the manager of Hotel Honolulu, a low-rent establishment a few blocks off the beach. Honeymooners, vacationers, wanderers, mythomaniacs, soldiers, and families all check in to the hotel. Like the pilgrims of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, every guest has come here in search of something—sunshine, love, happiness, or what you will—and everyone has a story. 

Organizers: Amerikahaus Verein, Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations

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