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9th Ave: Anita Felicelli and Peg Alford Pursell
November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Anita Felicelli discusses her debut story collection, Love Songs for a Lost Continent with Peg Alford Pursell.
Praise for Love Songs for a Lost Continent
“Love Songs for a Lost Continent is an expansive, inventive meditation on the shifting landscape of identity, on how people can be shaped and reshaped by violence and power and love. Anita Felicelli has a singular eye for the moments that transfigure lives, and this tremendous debut collection announces the arrival of a stunning new voice.”– Laura van den Berg, author of The Third Hotel
“Love Songs for a Lost Continent is the kind of work that we all need to be reading right now. Filled with heart and heat, these beautiful stories pursue and reinvent ideas of home and self in ways that push our national conversation on identity.”- Bich Minh Nguyen, author of Pioneer Girl and Stealing Buddha’s Dinner
“[This is] the book we needed to read yesterday… a book we will still be reading tomorrow.”- Porochista Khakpour, author of Sick and Sons and Other Flammable Objects
About Love Songs for a Lost Continent
Anita Felicelli’s debut collection delivers a dazzling array of precisely drawn characters searching for identity in the seemingly narrow spaces of their everyday lives.
From the glittering heat of India to the palm-lined streets of Silicon Valley, the backwoods of Kentucky to the vanilla-bean fields of Madagascar, immigrants, daughters, and lovers explore what it means to lose and to love, to continually reinvent oneself while honoring the personal histories and lost continents that shape us all.