A Conversation with Elizabeth Nunez

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Fri. March 24, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Hosted by: African American Authors Book Club


Elizabeth Nunez (Even in Paradise) will discuss her novel, a modern recasting of Shakespeare’s King Lear, about greed, jealousy, betrayal, and romantic love in the postcolonial world of the Caribbean.

Why should you attend?

“Nunez is one of the finest and most necessary voices in contemporary American and Caribbean fiction.”―Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin

“An epic tale of family betrayal and manipulation couched in superbly engaging prose and peopled with deftly drawn characters. In a story structure as rhythmic as the ebb and flow of the water surrounding Trinidad and Barbados, this revisiting of the classic story of King Lear becomes a subtle, organic exploration of politics, class, race, and privilege. A dazzling, epic triumph.”―Kirkus Reviews, starred review