Virtual Humor Book Club Meeting

Cooking with Fernet Branca by James Hamliton-Paterson

This will be a virtual book club meeting on Zoom. Please RSVP to eshavers@gmail.com if you would like to attend and the book club leader will send you a link on the day of the meeting to join in.

Gerald Samper, an effete Englishman, lives on a hilltop in Tuscany. He is a ghostwriter for celebrities, and a foodie, whose weird tastes include 'Mussels in Chocolate and Garlic' and 'Fernet Branca Ice Cream'. His idyll is shattered by the arrival of Marta, a vulgar woman from a former Soviet republic now run by gangsters, notably male members of her family. She is a composer in a neo-folk style who claims to be writing a score for a trendy Italian film director. The neighbours' lives disastrously intertwine. The entourages of the rock star and the director come and go; mysterious black helicopters bring news of mayhem in Voynova, Marta's homeland; and along the way the English obsession with Tuscany is satirized mercilessly.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
326 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Cooking with Fernet Branca Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609455774
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Europa Editions - August 13th, 2019