A Haunting Depiction of Immigration & Womanhood, a Fiction Book Talk & Signing
Nationally celebrated author Nicole Dennis-Benn will discuss and sign Patsy ($26.95 Liveright Publishing Corporation), a brave and stirring portrait of a Jamaican woman who leaves her daughter behind for a new life in America.
Patsy gets her long-coveted visa to America, yearning to be reunited with Cicely, her oldest friend and secret love, who left home years before for the “land of opportunity.” Patsy’s plans do not include her religious mother or even her young daughter, Tru, both of whom she leaves behind in a bittersweet trail of sadness and relief. But Brooklyn is not at all what Cicely described in her letters, and to survive as an undocumented immigrant, Patsy is forced to work as a bathroom attendant and a nanny. Meanwhile, back in Jamaica, Tru struggles with her own questions of identity and sexuality, grappling every day with what it means to be abandoned by a mother who has no intention of returning. Passionate and moving, Patsy is a haunting depiction of immigration and womanhood, and the silent threads of love stretching across years and oceans.
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This event is free and open to the public. End time may vary.
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