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PNWJETAA Book Club
Please join PNWJETAA Book Club for our first meeting of 2020! We will discuss The Factory, the English-language debut of one of Japan's most exciting new writers, Hiroko Oyamada.
 
We look forward to seeing you all on January 12th at 3:00 pm at Fresh Flours on Phinney Ridge to ring in the new year with books!
About the book:
 
The Factory follows three workers at a sprawling industrial factory. Each worker focuses intently on the specific task they've been assigned: one shreds paper, one proofreads documents, and another studies the moss growing all over the expansive grounds.

But their lives slowly become governed by their work―days take on a strange logic and momentum, and little by little, the margins of reality seem to be dissolving: Where does the factory end and the rest of the world begin? What's going on with the strange animals here? And after a while―it could be weeks or years―the three workers struggle to answer the most basic question: What am I doing here?
With hints of Kafka and unexpected moments of creeping humor, The Factory casts a vivid―and sometimes surreal―portrait of the absurdity and meaninglessness of the modern workplace.
Click here to view this book on Amazon.com.

Learn more about the PNWJETAA Book Club at pnwjetaa.org/book-club
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