Author Mira Jacob Reading Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations; 1/18 at 6:30 PM

January 18, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Please join us on Saturday, January 18 at 6:30 PM as we welcome author Mira Jacob reading from her graphic memoir, Good Talk: A Memoir In Conversations

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A “vibrant, inventive, and vulnerable” (Bustle) graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families, and our most difficult conversations, from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing.

“Hilarious and heart-rending . . . exactly the book America needs.”—Celeste Ng

How brown is too brown?
Can Indians be racist?
What does real love between really different people look like?

Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob’s half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she’s gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about race, color, sexuality, and, of course, love. 
Written with humor and vulnerability, this deeply relatable graphic memoir is a love letter to the art of conversation—and to the hope that hovers in our most difficult questions.

Praise for Good Talk

“Emphasizes the complexities of being part of an interracial family and the struggles of parenting in the present moment.”Time

Good Talk uses a masterful mix of pictures and words to speak on life’s most uncomfortable conversations.”io9

“Mira Jacob just made me toss everything I thought was possible in a book-as-art-object into the garbage. Her new book changes everything.”—Kiese Laymon, New York Times bestselling author of Heavy

About the Author

Mira Jacob is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. Her recent work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Vogue, Glamour, Tin House, Electric Literature and Literary Hub. She lives in Brooklyn.

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ISBN: 9780399589041
Availability: Backordered
Published: One World - March 26th, 2019

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