Join us for the next month of our new book group, READ MORE WOMEN. We meet at the bookstore on the last Tuesday of the month from 7-8pm to discuss books written by women from different countries around the world. October's book is One Another by Monique Schwitter.
When a writer googles the name of her first love and discovers he committed suicide years ago, she is deeply shaken. Memories of Petrus begin to flood into her mind, followed by the memories of other loves, one after another. What exactly is love? How does it come and go? She begins to search her personal history for answers. Twelve men. Twelve chapters in a novel. Melancholy Petrus, handsome actor Jakob, Simon with his pet rat, gay Nathanael, a student, her brother. Her husband's story is supposed to be the last. But as story after story unfolds, the past and present entangle until her orderly search is interrupted by present-day complications of love and by a startling event overlooked at home that begins to seize the plotline of both her art and life.
Monique Schwitter was born in Zurich, Switzerland, and now lives in Hamburg, Germany. She is the author of two volumes of short stories If It Snows, Let's Meet at the Crocodile (2006), for which she was awarded the Robert Walser Prize, and Goldfish Memory (2011), as well as a novel Ohren haben keine Lider.