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February 3, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Award-winning author Paul Yoon reads from his latest novel, Run Me to Earth (Simon and Schuster), about three kids orphaned in 1960s Laos and how their destinies are entwined across decades.
“In another life, Yoon might have been a sculptor, carving the excess off his creations until they’re perfect. In this decades-spanning examination of the survival of three orphans with the bad luck to have been born into the ruins of a battlefield, he’s stretching his abilities while still writing with deliberate, almost vigilant care… Yoon’s imaginative prose and affection for his characters make the story larger than a look at the ways people survive… Another masterpiece in miniature about the unpredictable directions a life can take.”
A conversation with Hugo House events director Rob Arnold will follow.