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Discussion of “Sea of Tranquility”
February 22, 2023 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pmFree
For our February monthly online book discussion, Austin Forum board member, Julie Tomlin, will lead us in a conversation about the novel Sea of Tranquility. From the perspectives of three different characters in three different time periods, Emily St. John Mandel explores metaphysics and time travel through the threads that intertwine these characters. This book uses their stories to reflect on relationships and interconnectedness, the ethics behind time travel, the tension between bureaucracy and humanity, the importance of steadfast character in an ever-changing world, and how we distinguish between reality and imagination when that world (or universe) turns out to be more fluid than it appears. During this online event, we will discuss these themes and how they apply to our lives and the intersection of society and technology in our world.