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Fresh Fiction: A Reading
Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
Achy Obejas’s short story collection, The Tower of the Antilles focuses on Cuban characters, and poignantly captures how history and fate intrude on even the most ordinary of lives. Siel Ju‘s first novel in short stories is Cake Time, which grapples with urgent, timeless questions: why intelligent girls make terrible choices, where to negotiate a private self in an increasingly public world, and how to love madly without losing a sense of self. Elizabeth Nunez’s Even in Paradise is a modern-day King Lear, a novel of greed, resentment, jealousy, betrayal, and romance set in Trinidad, Jamaica, and Barbados. In Shani Mootoo’s novel, Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab, a man reconnects with his lost parent only to find, to his shock and dismay that the woman he knew as “Sid” in Toronto has become an elegant man named Sydney living in his native Trinidad.