Thu 9 Jun

Reading Group on Strangers in the House by Georges Simenon

Reading Group

Hector Loursat, a lawyer in the town of Moulins, has lived as a drunken recluse since his wife left him eighteen years ago. Estranged from society and his own daughter, he shuts himself in his study, numbed by endless bottles of burgundy. But when a dead man is found in his house one night, the resulting police investigation unearths secrets that shake the town to the core. No longer able to ignore the outside world, Loursat emerges to take on the murder case himself and confront the lives of Moulins’ by-ways and back streets.

In the progressive break down of Loursat’s self-imposed isolation, Simenon brilliantly depicts the psychology of loneliness and a man’s tortured re-engagement with humanity and its darkest acts.

Thu 9 June 6.30pm
1h30 | in English and French | £5 non-members, £3 members

You can find information on the book in English on the British publisher’s website.



Thu 09 Jun