IN-PERSON | Patricia Engel with Grace Talusan: The Faraway World
In person at Brookline Booksmith! Celebrate the release of The Faraway Word, with celebrated Infinite Country author Patricia Engel, in conversation with Grace Talusan.
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The Faraway World: Stories
From Patricia Engel, whose novel Infinite Country was a New York Times bestseller and a Reese’s Book Club pick, comes an exquisite collection of ten haunting, award-winning short stories set across the Americas and linked by themes of migration, sacrifice, and moral compromise.
Two Colombian expats meet as strangers on the rainy streets of New York City, both burdened with traumatic pasts. In Cuba, a woman discovers her deceased brother’s bones have been stolen, and the love of her life returns from Ecuador for a one-night visit. A cash-strapped couple hustles in Miami, to life-altering ends.
Intimate and panoramic, these stories bring to life the liminality of regret, the vibrancy of community, and the epic deeds and quiet moments of love.
Patricia Engel is the author of Infinite Country, a New York Times bestseller and Reese’s Book Club selection. Her other titles have won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the International Latino Book Award, the Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana and have been finalists for the Pen/Hemingway and Young Lions Fiction Awards, and the New York Times Notable Book. Born to Colombian parents, and herself a dual citizen, Patricia is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Miami.
Moderator Grace Talusan is the author of THE BODY PAPERS, which won the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant writing and the Massachusetts Book Award for Nonfiction. In 2022, she was awarded fellowships from United States Artists, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Brother Thomas Fund. She teaches writing at Brown University.