Jess Row & Yahdon Israel

Fort Greene Store:
Wednesday, August 14, 7:30 PM
Jess Row presents White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination
In conversation with Yahdon Israel

At the heart of White Flights, a meditation on whiteness in American fiction and culture, Jess Row ties “white flight”—the movement of white Americans into segregated communities, whether in suburbs or newly gentrified downtowns—to white writers setting their stories in isolated or emotionally insulated landscapes. White Flights aims to move fiction to a more inclusive place, and Row looks beyond criticism to consider writing as a reparative act. A moving and provocative book that includes music, film, and literature in its arguments, White Flights is an essential work of cultural and literary criticism. Row presents his book in conversation with writer, college professor and creator of Literaryswag, Yahdon Israel.

Event date: 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination By Jess Row Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555978327
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Graywolf Press - August 6th, 2019

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