Center Book Discussion Group: "Swimming in the Dark" by Tomasz Jedrowski
Imagine “Call Me by Your Name” set in Communist Poland and you’ll get a sense of Jedrowski’s moving debut about a consuming love affair amidst a country being torn apart. When university student Ludwik meets Janusz at a summer agricultural camp in early 1980s Poland, he is fascinated yet wary of this handsome, carefree stranger. While they fall in love that summer, the passion they share is unthinkable in their repressive communist and Catholic society. Once they return to Warsaw, the charismatic Janusz rises in the political ranks of the party and is rewarded with a coveted position in the ministry. Ludwik, on the other hand, is drawn toward impulsive acts of protest, unable to ignore the economic disparity around them. Their secret love and personal and political differences slowly begin to tear them apart as both men struggle to survive in a regime on the brink of collapse.
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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
7 p.m. ET