Wellington Book Club at Monkfish

Welcome to our first ever book club event! We are so excited to host this event at Monkfish Beer Fillery and Bottle Shop in Wellington on the 4th of May, 2023.

Your ticket includes a brand new copy of the book (not used, never been read) and some nibbles on the night. There will also be a free beer or wine tasting, depending on your preference! Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. Bookings are essential, so please get in touch with us on enquiries@greenhousebooks.co.nz if you are interested.

The book will be Scattered All Over the Earth by Yoko Tawada.  We chose this title because it should give some really great groundwork for some engaging conversation! Here's a bit about the book:

In Scattered All Over the Earth, the mind-expanding, cheerfully dystopian new novel by Yoko Tawada, the world’s climate disaster and its attendant refugee crises is viewed through the loving twin lenses of friendship and linguistic ingenuity.

Welcome to the not-too-distant future: Japan, having vanished from the face of the earth, is now remembered as “the land of sushi.” Hiruko, a former citizen and a climate refugee, has a job teaching immigrant children in Denmark with her invented language Panska (Pan-Scandinavian): “homemade language. no country to stay in. three countries I experienced. insufficient space in brain. so made new language. homemade language.”

As she searches for anyone who can still speak her mother tongue, Hiruko soon makes new friends. Her troupe travels to France and Stockholm, and in a series of mesmerizing scenes encounters an umami cooking competition, a dead whale, an ultranationalist, Kakuzo robots, and much more—each scene more vivid than the last.

Please feel free to send us an email on enquiries@greenhousebooks.co.nz to book your spot!