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Angie Cruz, Cleyvis Natera & Ru Freeman: A Conversation

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)

300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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When Cara Romero loses her job, she is in her mid-50s and forced back into the job market for the first time in decades. In Angie Cruz‘s How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water: A Novel, we follow Cara in her sessions with a job counselor, where she narrates her life story and we come to know a woman buffeted by life but still full of fight. The Guerreros have lived in Nothar Park, a predominantly Dominican enclave of New York City, for 20 years. So when demolition begins to make room for the construction of new luxury condos, neighborhood leader Eusebia takes matters into her own hands. Cleyvis Natera‘s Neruda on the Park: A Novel offers a vivid tapestry of a community and the sacrifices we make to protect what we love most. And in Sleeping Alone: Stories, Ru Freeman presents a collection of rich and textured stories about crossing borders, both real and imagined. These stories explore an important question: What is the toll of feeling foreign in one’s land, to others, or even to oneself? A cast of misfits, young and old, single and coupled, even entire family units, confront startling changes wrought by difficult circumstances or harrowing choices.

This is a ReadingEast program.


Sunday, November 20, 2022
2:00 pm





Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
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