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December 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Acclaimed writer, Tulsa native, and Booker Prize winner for translation (of a Nobel Prize Winner!) JENNIFER CROFT joins us 12/18 for her new memoir, Homesick. Jennifer will be in conversation with Boris Dralyuk of The Los Angeles Review of Books.
The coming of age story of an award-winning translator, HOMESICK is about learning to love language in its many forms, healing through words and the promises and perils of empathy and sisterhood. Sisters Amy and Zoe grow up in Oklahoma where they are homeschooled for an unexpected reason: Zoe suffers from debilitating and mysterious seizures, spending her childhood in hospitals as she undergoes surgeries. Meanwhile, Amy flourishes intellectually, showing an innate ability to glean a world beyond the troubles in her home life, exploring that world through languages first. Amy’s first love appears in the form of her Russian tutor Sasha, but when she enters university at the age of 15 her life changes drastically and with tragic results.
Free and open to all. Copies of Homesick and Flights (the Booker Prize winning novel by Nobel Laureate, Olga Tokarczuk that Jennifer translated into English) are available now at Magic City Books.