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North Stage, Cadman Plaza East

Korean War Veterans Park Brooklyn NY 11201 United States



Struggling to Survive

How do we persevere in the face of disaster? In Weike Wang’s Joan is Okay, a young ICU doctor faces sudden upheaval in her family just as the coronavirus pandemic throws the world into disarray. A man searches for his missing friend and answers during counter-revolutionary bombings in ’90s Havana in Ernesto Mestre-Reed’s Sacrificio. And in Joe Meno’s Book of Extraordinary Tragedies, a former classical music prodigy looks for hope amid the absurdity of his disaster-prone family’s problems. Join these three novelists along for a discussion about characters navigating worlds that seem to have come crashing down around them. Moderated by MJ Franklin, New York Times Book Review.

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