CANCELLED - Devi Laskar - "The Atlas of Reds and Blues"

Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Devi Laskar

**This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule in the coming months.**

Devi S. Laskar’s The Atlas of Reds and Blues is as narratively beautiful as it is brutal. In prose that moves between cushioning characters’ falls and ushering our understandings of characters’ utopias, Laskar creates a world where the consequences of American terror never stop reverberating. I’ve never read a novel that does nearly as much in so few pages. Laskar has changed how we will all write about state-sanctioned terror in this nation.” —Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy

Devi S. Laskar discusses The Atlas of Reds and Blues.  A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At 57th Street Books

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About the book: The Atlas of Reds and Blues grapples with the complexities of the second-generation American experience, what it means to be a woman of color in the workplace, and a sister, a wife, and a mother to daughters in today’s America. Drawing inspiration from the author’s own terrifying experience of a raid on her home, Devi S. Laskar’s debut novel explores, in exquisite, lyrical prose, an alternate reality that might have been.

About the author: DEVI S. LASKAR is a native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and holds an MFA from Columbia University. Her work has appeared in Tin House and Rattle, among other publications. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and is an alumna of The OpEd Project and VONA. The Atlas of Reds and Blues is her first novel. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637