Stories of Displacement: Fiction, Far from Home

Thu. March 19, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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Clifford Garstang (The Shaman of Turtle Valley), Mimi Lok (Last of Her Name), and Michael Zapata (The Lost Book of Adana Moreau) discuss their novels tackling displacement, storytelling, and the meaning of home. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“By using a series of short but fluid sections, moving about the world with ease, Garstang has given us a novel with the feel of something universal and, indeed, epic. Once you start it you won’t be able to put it down.”—Richard Wiley, winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award for Best American Fiction

“Absorbing and deeply human… [Last of Her Name is] the kind of book you catch yourself thinking about weeks after you finish it.”—The New York Times

“Zapata’s debut novel is a wonderful merging of adventure with thoughtful but urgent meditations on time, history, and surviving tragedy. The characters are richly drawn, and the prose is striking… A luminous novel about the deep value of telling stories.”—Kirkus Reviews