~Co-presented by Point Reyes Books~
Join Mesa Refuge alums Lauren Markham and Pireeni Sundaralingam in conversation about Lauren’s new book The Faraway Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of the American Dream (Crown 2017).
Lauren’s book has been gaining high praise from readers at The New York Times and NPR, as well as from Mesa Refuge Alum Rebecca Solnit:
“The Far Away Brothers is impeccably timed, intimately reported and beautifully expressed. Markham brings people and places to rumbling life; she has that rare ability to recreate elusive, subjective experiences—whether they’re scenes she never witnessed or her characters’ interior psychological states—without taking undue liberties. In many ways, her book is reminiscent of Adrian Nicole LeBlanc’s Random Family. It’s about teenagers who raise themselves.”—Jennifer Senior, The New York Times
“You should read The Far Away Brothers. We all should.” —NPR
“This brilliantly reported book goes so deeply into the lives of its protagonists and is so beautifully, movingly written it has some of the pleasures of a novel—but all the force of bitter truth, the truth about the lives of unaccompanied minors in the USA, about poverty, the ricocheting wars here and there, and the caprices and brutalities of immigration policy. Anyone who wants to understand more deeply how we got here and why we need to keep going until we get someplace better should dive into this book.” —Rebecca Solnit, author of The Mother of All Questions
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