P&P Live!: Porochista Khakpour - Brown Album: Essays on Exile and Identity — in conversation with Tania James

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 6:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Novelist Porochista Khakpour's family moved to Los Angeles after fleeing the Iranian Revolution, giving up their successes only to be greeted by an alienating culture. Growing up as an immigrant in America means that one has to make one's way through a confusing tangle of conflicting cultures and expectations. Porochista rebels--she bleaches her hair and flees to the East Coast, where she finds her community: other people writing and thinking at the fringes. But, 9/11 happens and with horror, Porochista watches from her apartment window as the towers fall.

Brown Album is a stirring collection of essays, at times humorous and at times profound, drawn from more than a decade of Porochista's work and with new material included. Altogether, it reveals the tolls that immigrant life in this country can take on a person and the joys that life can give.

Khakpour will be in conversation with Tania James, author of the novel Atlas of Unknowns, the short story collection Aerogrammes, and the novel The Tusk That Did the Damage. She teaches in the MFA program at George Mason University.
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$16.00
ISBN: 9780525564713
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Published: Vintage - May 19th, 2020

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