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Book Club: The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By by Georges Simenon

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  • Date: 12th June 2018
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By by Georges Simenon
  • Venue: Book Club:

Kees Popinga is a respectable Dutch citizen and family man. Then he discovers that his boss has bankrupted the shipping firm he works for – and something snaps. Kees used to watch the trains go by to exciting destinations. Now, on some dark impulse, he boards one at random, and begins a new life of recklessness and violence. This chilling portrayal of a man who breaks from society and goes on the run asks who we are, and what we are capable of.