Book Reading and Signing
- When: Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Where: Krinovitz Recital Halll, SUNY Plattsburgh, 101 Broad St., Plattsburgh, NY, 12901.
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: 18+
- Categories: Literary
J.L. Torres will read from his novel, The Accidental Native.
“The reader discovers a beautiful, troubled land and its citizens—the ones who
stay as well as the ones who leave and sometimes return—suffering from a
very real identity crisis. This is a good introduction to a cultural and political
situation and to the post-colonial mindset of a people who were granted U.S.
citizenship, but who do not enjoy all of its privileges.”
—Judith Ortiz Cofer, author of Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance
of a Puerto Rican Childhood.
“An elegant, heartbreaking novel imbued with a love for what is lost and later
found. The Puerto Rican migration has come full circle ... a land and its people
are one and the same, no matter where one is standing.”
—Ernesto Quiñonez, author of Bodega Dreams.