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The Brooklyn Book Festival

  • Borough Hall Courtroom 209 Joralemon Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)

Moral Culpability in Global Crises

From America to Cuba to a dystopian world, at first glance these novels seem like a whirlwind trip through worlds that could not be more different. Yet, novelists Lidia Yuknavitch (The Book of Joan), Jonathan Safran Foer (Here I Am), and Achy Obejas(The Tower of the Antilles) show that no matter the setting, characters share common struggles. Across time and place, these protagonists search for their role in a crisis larger than themselves – whether as rebel fighters in a futuristic police-state, Jewish-Americans coping with the conflict in the Middle East, and Cubans haunted by the islands they inhabit. Moderated by Michele Filgate.

Earlier Event: June 22
Book Of Joan at Broadway Books
Later Event: April 28
Bay Area Book Festival