Angie Cruz — How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water - with Lupita Aquino — at Conn Ave

Upcoming Event
Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 3:00pm

Click here for current mask requirements.

This event is free with first come, first served seating.

Write this down: Cara Romero wants to work.

Cara Romero thought she would work at the factory of little lamps for the rest of her life. But when, in her mid-50s, she loses her job in the Great Recession, she is forced back into the job market for the first time in decades. Set up with a job counselor, Cara instead begins to narrate the story of her life. Over the course of twelve sessions, Cara recounts her tempestuous love affairs, her alternately biting and loving relationships with her neighbor Lulu and her sister Angela, her struggles with debt, gentrification and loss, and, eventually, what really happened between her and her estranged son, Fernando. As Cara confronts her darkest secrets and regrets, we see a woman buffeted by life but still full of fight.

Structurally inventive and emotionally kaleidoscopic, How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water is Angie Cruz’s most ambitious and moving novel yet, and Cara is a heroine for the ages.

Angie Cruz is the author of the novels How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water, Soledad, Let It Rain Coffee, and Dominicana, which was shortlisted for the Women's Prize and a Good Morning America Book Club pick. She is founder and editor in chief of Aster(ix), a literary and arts journal, and is an associate professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

Cruz will be in conversation with Lupita Aquino. Aquino --better known as Lupita Reads-- is a passionate literary enthusiast amplifying and highlighting books written by authors of color through her Instagram blog. She currently lives in the greater Washington D.C area, and you can find her on Instagram at @lupita.reads, on Twitter at @Lupita_Reads, or catch her writing about books for She Reads dot com or via her column over at Washington Independent Review of Books.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water: A Novel By Angie Cruz Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250208453
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Flatiron Books - September 13th, 2022