Because I needed one more reason to put off reading the huge stack of books on my nightstand (Jasper Fforde, I’m coming, I promise). I have decided to join yet another group read of an inordinately large book.
I had never heard of Letters of Insurgents until I got the call from a fellow Infinite Summer gentleman and arbiter of good taste that Insurgent Summer is starting, well, now.
Visit the Insurgent Summer website for all the FAQs. The book is hard to come by so there’s even PDFs of all of the book available on the site (so you can read the first letter and see right away if it’s your thing).
So, what’s the book about?
Well, Letters of Insurgents is a 800+ page book of fictional letters between two Eastern European workers, Yarostan Vochek and Sophie Nachalo, separated by twenty-five years and two continents. As they reconnect through an exchange of letters, we learn about the battles they have fought – physical, political, emotional, and moral – and eventually the ones they have left to fight.
So, I’m in. I’m not sure how I’m going to cram this in between Moby-Dick and the upcoming Ulysses project. But I’m game. Come on along and see what the fuss is about!
I know your hosts, and they will treat you very nicely.