Prospect Lefferts Gardens store:
Tuesday, June 19, 7:30 PM
Jon Pineda presents Let’s No One Get Hurt
With Kundiman fellows Bonnie Chau and Arhm Choi Wild
Poet, memoirist, and novelist Jon Pineda presents his new book Let’s No One Get Hurt, with a night of readings and conversation. With the cinematic and terrifying beauty of the American South humming behind each line, Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set equally between real-world issues of race and socioeconomics, and a magical, Huck Finn-esque universe of community and exploration. Deep in the swamps of the American South, a fifteen-year old squats in an abandoned boathouse with her father, a disgraced college professor, living on the fringe, scavenging what she can. When she meets the leader of a pack of errant, privileged boys, things take a devastating turn. Pineda presents his new Southern Gothic novel with an evening of readings and conversation with his fellow Kundiman fellows including fiction writer Bonnie Chau and poet Arhm Choi Wild. A signing and Q&A follows the presentation.