On Wednesday, March 17, at 7:30 pm the WHPL Social Justice Book Group will discuss “Lost Children Archive” by Valeria Luiselli. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Library, or they may be purchased locally at Eight Cousins Bookstore.
From the publisher: “In Valeria Luiselli’s fiercely imaginative follow-up to the American Book Award-winning Tell Me How It Ends, an artist couple set out with their two children on a road trip from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. As the family travels west, the bonds between them begin to fray: a fracture is growing between the parents, one the children can almost feel beneath their feet.
Through ephemera such as songs, maps and a Polaroid camera, the children try to make sense of both their family’s crisis and the larger one engulfing the news: the stories of thousands of kids trying to cross the southwestern border into the United States but getting detained—or lost in the desert along the way.
A breath-taking feat of literary virtuosity, Lost Children Archive is timely, compassionate, subtly hilarious, and formally inventive—a powerful, urgent story about what it is to be human in an inhuman world.”
This discussion will be held via Zoom. Please click the button below to register for the Zoom meeting and to receive a link.