Omnibus Book Club is an independent group open to the public; please see the club's Facebook page for more information. Attendees get $1 off their first beer or wine during club meetings.
September's book is The Temple of the Golden Pavilion. Contact us to reserve a copy!
About the book:
Because of the boyhood trauma of seeing his mother make love to another man in the presence of his dying father, Mizoguchi becomes a hopeless stutterer. Taunted by his schoolmates, he feels utterly alone until he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto. He quickly becomes obsessed with the beauty of the temple. Even when tempted by a friend into exploring the geisha district, he cannot escape its image. In the novel's soaring climax, he tries desperately to free himself from his fixation.