The Faultlines of Family

Héctor Abad

The Faultlines of Family

Héctor Abad

6:00pm

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Lakeside Terrace

60 mins

A family teeters on the edge of breakdown against the dazzling backdrop of the Colombian mountains in Héctor Abad’s new novel, The Farm. Exploring themes of landscape and memory, trauma and hope, one of the greatest Latin American writers today reveals a snapshot of what happens when paradise is about to be lost.

The story of the Ángel siblings may be fictional, the hard truths of Colombia’s history and the repercussions of violence for its citizens is real; Abad fearlessly explores the intersection between personal and national history and the ways in which the past informs the future. Something he has recently experienced first hand reporting on the war in Ukraine.

Moderated by Martha Batiz.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation

How to attend

$69.99

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

A family teeters on the edge of breakdown against the dazzling backdrop of the Colombian mountains in Héctor Abad’s new novel, The Farm. Exploring themes of landscape and memory, trauma and hope, one of the greatest Latin American writers today reveals a snapshot of what happens when paradise is about to be lost.

The story of the Ángel siblings may be fictional, the hard truths of Colombia’s history and the repercussions of violence for its citizens is real; Abad fearlessly explores the intersection between personal and national history and the ways in which the past informs the future. Something he has recently experienced first hand reporting on the war in Ukraine.

Moderated by Martha Batiz.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation

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Héctor Abad is one of Colombia’s leading writers. Born in 1958, he grew up in Medellín, where he studied medicine, philosophy and journalism. In 1987, his father was murdered by Colombian paramilitaries, an event he reflected on 20 years later in Oblivion: A Memoir (2012), which received the WOLA-Duke Book Award. Abad has worked as a lecturer in Spanish at the University of Verona and as a translator of Italian literature. His translations from the Italian include works by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and Umberto Eco. Abad writes a weekly column for Colombia’s national newspaper El Espectador. The Farm won the 2015 Cálamo Prize in Spain and was shortlisted for the Mario Vargas Llosa Prize.

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6:00pm

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Lakeside Terrace

60 mins

How to attend

$69.99

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

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