The Booker Prize Monthly Book Discussion meets on Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. Pick up your copy of this month’s selection at the Malden Public Library Information Desk. This month: The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds. New members are always welcome.
The Quickening Maze is a 2009 historical fictional novel by British poet and author Adam Foulds and published by Jonathan Cape. The book received the Encore Award (2009), European Union Prize for Literature (2011) and was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize (2009) and Walter Scott Prize (2010). The book is based on the historical backdrop of a mental asylum run by Matthew Allen at High Beach in late 1830s and 1840s which had English poet John Clare admitted therein. The Malden Public Library is located at 36 Salem Street, Malden, MA; 781-324-0218.