Claudia Acevedo-Quiñones & Paolo Javier

Claudia Acevedo-QuinonesIN-STORE
Wednesday, November 8, 7:30 PM
Claudia Acevedo-Quiñones presents 
The Hurricane Book
In conversation with Paolo Javier

In this powerful debut, Claudia Acevedo-Quiñones pieces together the story of her family and Puerto Rico using a captivating combination of historical facts, poems, maps, overheard conversations, and flash essays. Organized around six hurricanes that passed through the island with varying degrees of intensity between 1928 and 2017, The Hurricane Book documents the myriad ways in which colonialism—particularly the relationship between the United States and the island—has seeped into the lives of Puerto Ricans, affecting how they and their land recover from catastrophe, as well as how families and citizens are bound to one another. Jaquira Díaz, author of Ordinary Girls, says “a multilayered, powerful book—The Hurricane Book is a gift.” Greenlight hopes you will join us for this very special presentation, in conversation with Paolo Javier.

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Event date: 

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
The Hurricane Book: A Lyric History By Claudia Acevedo-Quiñones Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941628317
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Rose Metal Press - October 24th, 2023

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