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.
Mask wearing is recommend for all events. Pre-registration is highly encouraged, but not required.