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november, 2023

09novthuJazmina Barrera on Cross-Stitch7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Event Type :Book Presentation

Event Details

Please join us for an exclusive evening as we host the esteemed writer, Jazmina Barrera. She will be discussing her latest US-published book, Cross-Stitch, translated by Christina MacSweeney, and will be in conversation with our very own Vicky Sanz.

Cross-Stitch stitches together a coming-of-age story with a feminist history and theory of embroidery. Mila, Citlali, and Dalia, childhood friends now college-aged, leave Mexico City for the London of The Clash and the Paris of Gustave Courbet. They anticipate the bookstores, cafés, and crushes, but not the realization that they are steadily, inevitably growing apart. That feels like forever ago. Mila, now a writer and a new mother, has just published a book on needlecraft, an art form long dismissed as “women’s work.” After hearing that her old friend Citlali has drowned, Mila begins to reminisce about their years together for the first time since becoming a wife and mother. What has come of all the nights the three friends spent embroidering together in silence?

Jazmina Barrera’s books have been published in nine countries and translated to English, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, and French. Her book Cuerpo extraño (Foreign Body) was awarded the Latin American Voices prize by Literal Publishing, and On Lighthouses was chosen for the Indie Next list by IndieBound. Linea Nigra was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s Gregg Barrios Book in Translation Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Autobiography Prize, CANIEM’s Book of the Year award, and the Amazon Primera Novela (First Novel) Award. She is editor and co-founder of Ediciones Antílope. She lives in Mexico City.

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Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas

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