Based on the true story of the slaughter, in Czechoslovakia, in 1975, of the largest captive herd of giraffes, the novel creates a textured allegory for the country''s oppression by its Communist regime. The story follows a hemodynamicist who has studied the giraffes, and a somnambulist factory worker. Both are entranced by the creatures'' stately aloofness, and when the order comes to kill the giraffes, which are infected with a contagious disease, they attempt to bring a measure of humanity to the workings of the state.
Join us as we discuss J.M. Ledgard''s Giraffe. Copies will be held at the CAMS Branch behind the desk. Call 847-905-0764 with any questions.