Lauren Markham & Kirstin Chen

IN-STORE EVENT:
Thursday, March 14, 7:30pm
Lauren Markham presents A Map of Future Ruins: On Borders and Belonging

In conversation with Kirstin Chen

A mesmerizing, trailblazing synthesis of reporting, history, memoir, and essay, A Map of Future Ruins by Lauren Markham helps us see that the stories we tell about migration don’t just explain what happened. They are oracles: they predict the future. This memoir asks the questions, when and how did migration become a crime? Why does ancient Greece remain so important to the West’s idea of itself? How does nostalgia fuel the exclusion and demonization of migrants today? in 2021 Lauren Markham went to Greece, in search of her own Greek heritage and to cover the aftermath of a fire that burned down the largest refugee camp in Europe. Almost no one had wanted the camp. But almost immediately, on scant evidence, six young Afghan refugees were arrested for the crime. Markham soon saw that she was tracing a broader narrative, rooted not only in centuries of global history but also in myth. Lauren discusses her work with fellow author Kristin Chen (CounterfeitSoy Sauce for Beginners and Bury What We Cannot Take), along with a reading and book signing.

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Event date: 

Thursday, March 14, 2024 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
A Map of Future Ruins: On Borders and Belonging By Lauren Markham Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593545577
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Riverhead Books - February 13th, 2024

Counterfeit: A Novel By Kirstin Chen Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063119550
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 13th, 2023

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