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New Fiction: Stories of Exile and Displacement
Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
In Angela Flournoy’s powerful, timely debut, The Turner House—Finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Fiction—a family gathers in Detroit’s East Side to decide the fate of the home in which they were all raised. In Jennine Capó Crucet’s, Make Your Home Among Strangersl, a family of Cuban immigrants and their American-born daughters become entangled in an international immigration battle when a young boy, whose mother died fleeing with him from Cuba on a raft, arrives in Miami. In Naomi Jackson’s debut, The Star Side of Bird Hill, two sisters are exiled from Brooklyn to Bird Hill in Barbados after their mother can no longer care for them. Rebecca Dinerstein’s debut, The Sunlit Night, is an Arctic Circle romance between a Russian immigrant raised in a Brighton Beach bakery and a Manhattanite seeking refuge from family problems in a Norwegian artists’ colony.