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The World Over: Three Novels of Place
Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 6:00 am
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
The privileged daughter of a wealthy Colombian land owner comes to recognize the suffering of her ravaged country in Vanessa Blakeslee‘s novel, Juventud. Violently pushed from their ancient farming village of Beit Daras, a Palestinian family tries to reconstitute itself in a refugee camp in Gaza, in Susan Abulhawa’s novel, The Blue Between Sky and Water. In João Almino’s novel, Free City, a worker disappears and may have been murdered the day Brasilia was founded. The book focuses on the social swirl of the city´s early years, when contractors, corporate profiteers, idealists, politicians and mystical sects mingled.