EP 51 Read Into Station Eleven – Part 1

By Alanna King

Alanna, Lisa and Beth dive into the first quarter of the Emily St. John Mandel’s novel Station Eleven navigating the wicked discomfort, and juicy details about survival and finding civilization, or at least meaning, in a pandemic. We talk about our own intentions and survival strategies during the pandemic compared to the characters’ choices in the book. We also wonder about the meaning of using Shakespeare’s King Lear as the opening scene and recurring theme in the book…..what does it all mean? We discuss at length how there are a surprising lack of grocery stores in this novel as the infrastructure disintegrates.

Jump into the conversation with us on TVO’s TeachOntario:
https://www.teachontario.ca/community/explore/TO-OSLA-book-club/projects/station-eleven