July 1st 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Reading and Analysis of Jo Nesbo's retelling of Macbeth.
Led by Dr. Karin Waidley
Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom—a master of manipulation named Hecate—has connections with the highest in power, and plans to use them to get his way.
Hecate’s plot hinges on steadily, insidiously manipulating Inspector Macbeth: the head of SWAT and a man already susceptible to violent and paranoid tendencies. What follows is an unputdownable story of love and guilt, political ambition, and greed for more, exploring the darkest corners of human nature, and the aspirations of the criminal mind.
* Purchase your copy of Jo Nesbo's Macbeth at Valley Bookstore at a discount when you mention you are reading with Off Square's ScripTease Play Reading Club!