On Thursday, February 13th Jesse Ball will speak at the Athenaeum Bookstore in Amsterdam about his new book, ‘The Diver’s Game’. He will be interviewed by poet and critic Roelof ten Napel.
About ‘The Diver’s Game’
A pair of girls, Lethe and Lois, navigates the perimeters of a segregated city, armed with canisters of killing gas. Another child, Lessen, is at the centre of a bizarre cultural ritual that could be the subject of a Goya painting. Centring on the garish festivals of an allegorical nation, The Divers’ Game moves through worlds in which kindness is no longer meaningful. A scathing indictment of the inequalities of Western society, it makes visible the violence that has threaded its way into every aspect of our lives, and the radical empathy we need to combat it.