From a psychoanalyst’s couch, the narrator looks back on her bizarre childhood—in which she was born with an abnormality in her eye into a family intent on fixing it. In a world without the time and space for innocence, the narrator intimately recalls her younger self—a fierce and discerning girl open to life’s pleasures and keen to its ruthless cycle of tragedy.
With raw language and a brilliant sense of humor, both delicate and unafraid, Nettel strings together hard-won, unwieldy memories—taking us from Mexico City to Aix-en-Provence, France, then back home again—to create a portrait of the artist as a young girl. In these pages, Nettel’s art of storytelling transforms experience into inspiration and a new startling perception of reality.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Booklovers, bookworms, and bibliophiles of cultural, bilingual and ethnic literature, join me at the ¡Ahora Sí! Tent for the 2016 Texas Book Festival!
Saturday and Sunday, November 5 – 6, 2016
Last year, hundreds of enthusiastic book lovers volunteered their time and talent to make the Texas Book Festival a huge success. Let’s make it a successful repeat!
Volunteer sign up for the 2016 Texas Book Festival is now OPEN.
Last year at the ¡Ahora Sí tent, some sessions were presented in Spanish, still others tackled issues of race and place through different genres as they engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of Latino identity in Austin and beyond. Bilingual storytellers and illustrators presented fun and interactive presentations for children, while others participated in a Spanish-English Poetry panel.
Writings on the Wall: A New Equality Beyond Black and White
Kareem Adbul-Jabbar examines the issues that Americans are hotly debating today: race and economic inequality; the business of sports, the influence of the media etc. in a very timely collection of essays.
The NAACP Award-winning writer, sports legend and U.S. Cultural Ambassador traces the evolution of his views on social justice, from his youth in the Civil Rights era to his current role as a cultural commentator on topics ranging from race and economic inequality to music and the influence of the media.