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March 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Bindery hosts Orlando Ortega-Medina for Jerusalem Ablaze: Stories of Love and Other Obsessions, which was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2017. Join us for an afternoon reading and discussion!
For fans of Hanif Kureishi and Margaret Atwood, this collection of thirteen gripping and intriguing short stories are about sexuality, death, obsession, and religion. Sometimes bleak, occasionally violent, and often possessed of a dark humor, each story contains characters who are flawed individuals trying their best to make sense of their lives.
“Ortega-Medina’s prose is elegant and potent throughout, with visceral passages bathed in lyricism.”—Kirkus Reviews
Orlando Ortega-Medina was born in California and is of Judeo-Spanish descent via Cuba. He studied English Literature at UCLA and has a Juris Doctor law degree from Southwestern University School of Law. Orlando is now a British citizen and currently lives in London, where he practices US immigration law. @OOrtegaMedina
Please note: this event will be held at The Bindery, 1727 Haight. RSVP appreciated but not required.
If you cannot attend the event but would like to request a signed copy of Jerusalem Ablaze, order here and put your request in the comments field.