B2S Book Club May Pick: You Were Really Never Here

Our May Books 2 Screen pick is You Were Really Never Here by Jonathan Ames (2013, Vintage). You can listen to past choices over on SoundCloud.  We will be meeting on May 16th to discuss!

For those not in London please feel free to discuss the book/film below and we will post a recording of the group to post!

Joe has witnessed things that cannot be erased. A former FBI agent and Marine, his abusive childhood has left him damaged beyond repair. He has completely withdrawn from the world and earns his living rescuing girls who have been kidnapped into the sex trade.

When he’s hired to save the daughter of a corrupt New York senator held captive at a Manhattan brothel, he stumbles into a dangerous web of conspiracy, and he pays the price. As Joe’s small web of associates are picked off one by one, he realizes that he has no choice but to take the fight to the men who want him dead.

It stars Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, and Ekaterina Samsonov .

It was adapted and directed by Lynne Ramsay ( We Need to Talk About Kevin, Morvan Callar and Ratcatcher).

The film is produced by Why Not Productions, Film4 and BFI.

We always encourage you to support your local independent bookseller in purchasing the book and independent cinemas in your viewing!

Last month we discussed The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt.

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