Elliott Bay Book Company: Donna Miscolta & Oliver de la Paz

I'll be reading with Donna Miscolta at the Elliott Bay Book Company. Here's the write-up from their website:




08/11/2011 7:00 pm

Two fine writers from hereabouts—fiction writer Donna Miscolta from Seattle, and poet Oliver de la Paz down from Bellingham, where he teaches at Western Washington—read here tonight from recent books. For Donna Miscolta, it is her luminous, long-awaited debut novel, When the de la Cruz Family Danced (Signal 8 Press), that makes it an extra-special occasion. "A smoothly written debut that sways between the Philippines and the U.S., between the present and past, and between the secrets and hard truths of its compelling characters. This is a complex story of immigration and loss that packs an emotional punch." – Cristina Garcia. "This extraordinary novel illustrates a family's long journey toward making peace—with the world, with the family, and with individual selves. Miscolta is a pitch-perfect prose stylist and a passionately empathetic creator ..." – Antonya Nelson. Requiem for the Orchard is Oliver de la Paz's third collection of poems. "In Requiem for the Orchard, the chrome bumpers of a truck meet salt cake and coral, and we are introduced to eloquent poems of witness and celebration that deftly bridge the speaker's childhood to his own first forays into fatherhood. It is impossible to return to the safe territory of the person you were before you read these achingly beautiful poems, filled with terror and gracenotes." – Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

ISBN-13: 9789881989598
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Signal 8 Press, 6/2011

ISBN-13: 9781931968744
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University Of Akron Press, 3/2010

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