Monday, February 05, 2007

Pasadena Event: Chris Abani at Vroman's

Chris Abani, author of Rights Readers selection Graceland, will be speaking at Vroman's Bookstore on Monday, February 12 at 7:00 PM about his new novel Virgin of Flames,
Abani, the Hemingway/PEN Prize-winning author of Graceland, reveals a side of Los Angeles rarely seen. Black, an East L.A. mural artist, lives above a tattoo parlor/coffee shop that becomes the unexpected setting for several recent sightings of the Virgin Mary. As he grapples with the phenomenon and his own journey of self-discovery, larger social issues of poverty, ethnicity, and religion are raised.
Abani was also interviewed recently on KPCC (scroll down for audio link).
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