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.



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