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Ann Leary, Sarai Walker & Phong Nguyen: A Conversation
Sunday, November 20 @ 12:30 pm
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
Ann Leary‘s The Foundling: A Novel tells the story of two friends raised in the same orphanage who meet years later, in 1927, at a public asylum for women – one as an employee, the other an inmate. When Lillian begs Mary to help her escape, alleging the place is not what it seems, Mary’s decision triggers a hair-raising sequence of events with life-altering consequences. In Sarai Walker‘s The Cherry Robbers: A Novel, Iris Chapel and her five sisters, all heiresses to the Chapel firearms fortune, live in a Victorian mansion. They long to escape the eerie fairy tale of their childhood, but for young women in 1950s Connecticut, the only way out is marriage. And for the Chapel sisters, marriage equals death.
Based on a true story set in ancient Vietnam, Phong Nguyen‘s Bronze Drum: A Novel of Sisters and War tells the story of two warrior sisters, daughters of a Vietnamese lord. Trung Trac and Trung Nhi endure the rule of the oppressive Han Chinese – until their father is murdered, spurring them to unite the women of Vietnam into an army they raise against the Han regime.