Gloss Virtual Book Club: Nov 30, 2022 06:00 PM London – CANCELLED

Gloss Virtual Book Club: Nov 30, 2022 06:00 PM London – CANCELLED

We are very excited to announce we have a dedicated new UK Virtual Host – Debonita who will be leading this online chapter.

Many of our chapters are happily meeting once again in person – but we don’t have chapters everywhere – and for some of us we just prefer online! So join one of our online meetings this month to discuss the book!

This ticket gains you entry to the following meeting:

Nov 30, 2022 06:00 PM London

 


About the Book


The Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luisella

From the two-time NBCC Finalist, an emotionally resonant, fiercely imaginative new novel about a family whose road trip across America collides with an immigration crisis at the southwestern border–an indelible journey told with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity.

A mother and father set out with their two children, a boy and a girl, driving from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. Their destination: Apacheria, the place the Apaches once called home.

Why Apaches? asks the ten-year-old son. Because they were the last of something, answers his father.

In their car, they play games and sing along to music. But on the radio, there is news about an “immigration crisis”: thousands of kids trying to cross the southwestern border into the United States, but getting detained–or lost in the desert along the way.

As the family drives–through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas–we sense they are on the brink of a crisis of their own. A fissure is growing between the parents, one the children can almost feel beneath their feet. They are led, inexorably, to a grand, harrowing adventure–both in the desert landscape and within the chambers of their own imaginations.

Told through several compelling voices, blending texts, sounds, and images, Lost Children Archive is an astonishing feat of literary virtuosity. It is a richly engaging story of how we document our experiences, and how we remember the things that matter to us the most. With urgency and empathy, it takes us deep into the lives of one remarkable family as it probes the nature of justice and equality today.

Get the book!

Date

Nov 30 2022

Cost

£5.00
Zoom

Location

Zoom
Debonita

Organizer

Debonita

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