On Thursday, September 12, at 6 pm, Valeria Luiselli will present at Biblioteca Civica Centrale (via della Cittadella, 5) Lost children Archives (Italian publisher La Nuova Frontiera), together with Martino Gozzi.

The writer, born in Mexico City in 1983 and raised in South Africa collaborates with the New York Times and Granta and McSweeney’s magazines. Her name is in Bogotà39 list, which includes the best 39 Latin-American authors under 40. The new novel, a mix of voices, sounds and images, tells the story of a family facing today the sense of fairness and equality.

A travel book, rich in powerful images, tells the story of a travel by car of a young couple who leaves New York with their children to go to Arizona. The travel is going well, they play, read and sing in the car, but the radio broadcasts increasingly alarming news of a “migrant crisis”: at the border of the United States, thousands of kids urge to pass the borders. They will go to jail, or worst. The travel continues, the family crosses Virgina, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Texas; the mother and the father feel increasingly distant. Their adventure will be at the same time great and heart-breaking.

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