Octavio Solis: Retablos

Monday Oct 28, 2019

4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107-3157
US

Phone: 344-8139
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Amanda Sutton

Phone: 5053448139
Website: Click to Visit

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The author discusses the work about growing up on the US/Mexico border.

Recommended by the New York Times and NBC News, and called one of the Best Books of the Year by Buzzfeed!

Octavio Solis will be in conversation with Erik Ehn.

The New York Times directs readers to Retablos if you want to know "what's life really like on the Mexican border." "Solis grew up just a mile from the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas, and he tells stories about his childhood and coming of age, including his parents migration to the United States from Mexico, his first encounter with racism and finding a Mexican migrant girl hiding in the cotton fields."--Concepción de León, New York Times

Seminal moments, rites of passage, crystalline vignettes--a memoir about growing up brown at the U.S./Mexico border.

See also: Found Objects

Border Stories

Photo by Anne Hamersky

Author and playwright Octavio Solis comes to Bookworks Albuquerque (4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW) on Monday, Oct. 28 at 6pm to sit down for what promises to be a wide-ranging conversation with playwright Erik Ehn centered around his new book of stories about his life growing up along the border in El Paso, Texas. Filled with tales of prejudice and struggle, Retablos is a glimpse into a way of life that has changed, but clearly not as much as it should. For more information on this free, all-ages event, see bkwrks.com.

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