Fort Greene Store:
Thursday, January 30, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Paul Yoon presents Run Me to Earth
In conversation with Hernan Diaz
Reception to follow
From award-winning author Paul Yoon comes a beautiful, aching novel about three children orphaned in 1960s Laos, doing what is necessary to survive perilous times. The orphans meet Vang, a doctor dedicated to helping the wounded at all costs, and join him in his cause until Vang secures their evacuation on the last helicopters leaving the country. It’s a move with irrevocable consequences that sets them on disparate and treacherous paths across the world, with the ultimate hope to one day reunite. Spanning decades and magically weaving together storylines laced with beauty and cruelty, Run Me to Earth is a breathtaking historical feat and a fierce study of the powers of hope, perseverance, and grace. Joining Yoon in conversation is Hernan Diaz, author of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist In the Distance. A reception follows to celebrate the book’s launch!