Offsite Event: Valeria Luiselli

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

This event will be held at the 826 Valencia Tenderloin Center, 180 Golden Gate Ave.

 

 

Green Apple Books and 826 Valencia present Valeria Luiselli and student writers for a special event for Tell Me How it Ends, Luiselli's new book-length essay about her work with undocumented Latin-American children facing deportation.

 

 

Praise for Valeria Luiselli

 

“Luiselli follows in the imaginative tradition of writers like Borges and Márquez, but her style and concerns are unmistakably her own... Luiselli has become a writer to watch, in part because it’s truly hard to know (but exciting to wonder about) where she will go next.” —The New York Times

 

"Although buoyant, Luiselli’s work never seems flippant, perhaps because of her precise prose style . . . Linear at first glance, it soon opens out into a world of stories, like a mouth with one tooth from every artist in the world.” —Chicago Tribune

 

"Valeria Luiselli is one of the most exciting new writers working today.” —Los Angeles Times

 

About Tell Me How it Ends

 

Structured around the forty questions Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin-American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends (an expansion of her 2016 Freeman's essay of the same name) humanizes these young migrants and highlights the contradiction of the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants with the reality of racism and fear—both here and back home

 

 

Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781566894951
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Coffee House Press - April 4th, 2017

Structured around the forty questions Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin-American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends (an expansion of her 2016 Freeman's essay of the same name) humanizes these young migrants and highlights the contradiction of the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants with the reality of racism and fear--both here and back home.


Sidewalks Cover Image
By Valeria Luiselli, Christina Macsweeney (Translator), Cees Nooteboom (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781566893565
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Coffee House Press - May 13th, 2014

"Grantland" Book of the Year
"Vol. 1 Brooklyn," A Year of Favorites, Jason Diamond
"Book Riot," 2014's Must-Read Books from Indie Presses

"Valeria Luiselli is a writer of formidable talent, destined to be an important voice in Latin American letters. Her vision and language are precise, and the power of her intellect is in evidence on every page."Daniel Alarcon


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Faces in the Crowd Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781566893541
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Coffee House Press - May 13th, 2014

Electric Literature 25 Best Novels of 2014
Largehearted Boy Favorite Novels of 2014

"An extraordinary new literary talent."The Daily Telegraph


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The Story of My Teeth Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894098
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Coffee House Press - September 15th, 2015

Luiselli follows in the imaginative tradition of writers like Borges and Marquez, but her style and concerns are unmistakably her own. This deeply playful novel is about the passion and obsession of collecting, the nature of storytelling, the value of objects, and the complicated bonds of family. . .


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