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Tres Gatos Book Club: The Balloonist

On Sunday March 20th at Tres Gatos, we will meet to discuss, debate, dig into, drink on and divulge our thoughts on MACDONALD HARRIS'S THE BALLOONIST. The book is on sale at Tres Gatos, and the event is open to the public.

As in the best of Jules Verne or Albert Sanchez Pinol, The Balloonist is a gripping and surreal yarn, chilling and comic by turn, that brilliantly reinvents the Arctic adventure.

It is July 1897, at the northernmost reach of the inhabited world. A Swedish scientist, an American journalist, and a young, French-speaking adventurer climb into a wicker gondola suspended beneath a huge, red-and-white balloon. The ropes are cut, the balloon rises, and the three begin their voyage: an attempt to become the first people to set foot on the North Pole, and return, borne on the wind. Philip Pullman says in his foreword: "Once I open any of MacDonald Harris’s novels I find it almost impossible not to turn and read on, so delightful is the sensation of a sharp intelligence at work. In The Balloonist , we see all of his qualities at their best."

We hope to see you there!

Earlier Event: March 20
Dann Russo
Later Event: March 21
Cold Chocolate