Friends Event

Book Club: The House Keeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

He is a brilliant mathematics professor with a peculiar problem ever since a traumatic head injury seventeen years ago, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory.

She is a sensitive but astute young housekeeper who is entrusted to take care of him. Each morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are reintroduced to one another, a strange, beautiful relationship blossoms between them.

The Professor may not remember what he had for breakfast, but his mind is still alive with elegant equations from the past. He devises clever maths riddles based on her shoe size or her birthday and the numbers reveal a sheltering and poetic world to both the Housekeeper and her ten-year-old son.

Tea and coffee will be served during the meeting

Location: Lecture Theatre Chester Beatty

Time: 15:00

Cost: €7

 

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Admission is free
Suggested donation €5

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Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92