The Buried Giant

Georgetown LibraryBook Clubs

The Buried Giant

The Georgetown Book Club's June Selection

Hushed in tone and steeped in medieval lore, Kazuo Ishiguro's 2015 novel The Buried Giant focuses on Axl and Beatrice, an aging married couple afflicted with the memory loss that has descended on the post-Arthurian England where they reside.

Able to recall something of their son, yet unsure of his fate, the pair go in search of him, and their journey brings them into contact with the fantastic, while also raising questions of personhood and love, nation and loss, and how memory bears on them all.

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss The Buried Giant on Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. Copies are currently available at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, and everyone is welcome! 

Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.
    Image of The Buried Giant book cover