Monday, September 12, 7:30 PM
Jacqueline Woodson presents Another Brooklyn
In conversation with Carl Hancock Rux
Another Brooklyn, the first novel for adult readers in twenty years from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Woodson, is a spare, poetic, and revelatory story of memory and loss. Set in 1970s Brooklyn, its haunting narrative unfolds through the dreamlike recollections of one woman, which slowly disclose the shared coming-of-age story of four girls, inseparably bound, who collectively imagine a brighter future beyond Bushwick. Edwidge Danticat writes, “Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn is another kind of book, another kind of beautiful, lyrical, hallucinatory, heartbreaking and powerful novel. Every gorgeous page leads to another revelation, another poignant event or memory.” Carl Hancock Rux, Brooklyn-based award-winning poet, playwright, novelist, essayist and recording artist, joins Jacqueline for conversation as she reads from and discusses the novel.