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Join us in person on Wednesday, February 7 at 7 PM, as local author Dina Friedman presents her new collection, Immigrants.
With sensitivity and wit, Friedman creates a tableau of characters, scenery, sounds, smells, and tastes as varied as those who have claimed or seek to claim a home within our borders.
In this compelling collection of stories, we find immigrants everywhere: in the poignant and doomed relationships between the documented and undocumented; in a squalid encampment by the Rio Grande, where a young mother sends her daughter over the bridge to the U.S. alone; in multicultural New York, where an old woman obsessed with anti-Semitism during the Black Death faces a moral dilemma when her housekeeper asks to borrow money to bail out her undocumented brother; and in a New England home, where bats in the attic are threatening the last vestiges of stability for a divorced and desperate middle-aged white woman and her twenty-something Chinese American tenant.
These stories explore the deep ambiguities in how we perceive each other. Readers will grow to love Friedman’s characters, flawed as they are, as they grapple toward a deeper caring for the world around them.
In addition to this new short story collection for the adult market, D. Dina Friedman is also the author of two award-winning novels, Escaping Into the Night (Simon & Schuster) and Playing Dad’s Song (Farrar, Straus, Giroux), and two books of
poetry, Wolf in the Suitcase (Finishing Line Press) and Here in Sanctuary—Whirling (forthcoming from Querencia Press in 2024). In Immigrants, Friedman draws on her childhood in multicultural Queens, her adulthood in rural New England, her travels to
India and the U.S./Mexico border, and her years as an activist working for Middle East peace and immigration justice.
This event is free and open to the public, but we ask that you RSVP by registering at Eventbrite by clicking here.