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Fathers and Sons: Readings from New Fiction and Nonfiction
Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
In Dustin Parsons Exploded View: Essays on Fatherhood & Work with Figures & Graphs “graphic” essays play with the conventions of telling a life story and with how illustration and text work together in print. In Furnishing Eternity: A Father, a Son, a Coffin, and a Measure of Life, David Giffels confronts mortality, survives loss, and finds resilience through an unusual woodworking project—constructing, with his father, his own coffin. Spencer Wise’s The Emperor of Shoes: A Novel is a transfixing story about an expatriate in southern China who takes over his father’s business and must confront the brewing political change being brought about by one of the company’s seamstresses. Gregory Pardlo is the author of Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America, an extraordinary memoir and blistering meditation on fatherhood, race, addiction, and ambition.