Elizabeth Nunez and Ralph Eubanks Present Free Reading
Nunez, author of nine novels and a memoir, will be reading from and signing copies of her latest novel, “Even in Paradise.” Her memoir, “Not for Everyday Use,” won the Hurston/Wright 2015 Legacy Award for nonfiction.
“Even in Paradise,” says Kirkus Reviews, is “an epic tale of family betrayal and manipulation couched in superbly engaging prose and peopled with deftly drawn characters. In a story structure as rhythmic as the ebb and flow of the water surrounding Trinidad and Barbados, this revisiting of the classic story of King Lear becomes a subtle, organic exploration of politics, class, race, and privilege. A dazzling, epic triumph.”
W. Ralph Eubanks
Eubanks will be reading from and signing “The House at the End of the Road.” The sequel to his acclaimed memoir, “Ever is a Long Time,” charts the nation’s complicated ideas of race through three generations of his own family.
“Eubanks’s story about his grandparents — an American mixed-race couple living openly (and precariously) in the cold heart of 1920s Jim Crow Alabama — enacts the liberating magic of literature: it finds truth in between conventional wisdom and sociological presumption, in between lies and faulty history. It is a story of race, of family, of place itself, and it tells us that compassion and the stirring force of individual human endeavor finally mean more than anything.” — Richard Ford
Presented by Politics and Prose Bookstore, in conjunction with The Hurston/Wright Foundation’s summer writing workshop, where Elizabeth Nunez and W. Ralph Eubanks are workshop leaders.
Date: August 10, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Busboys & Poets Takoma
235 Carroll St. NW Washington