5 Wykeham Road, Rte. 47, Washington, CT Phone: (860) 868-7586.
On Thursday, November 8th @ 6:30pm at Gunn Memorial Library. Join us as author, Sergio Troncoso shares two of his latest works, 'From this Wicked Patch of Dust' and 'Crossing Borders: Personal Essays.''From this Wicked Patch of Dust': In the border shantytown of Ysleta, Mexican immigrants Pilar and Cuauhtémoc Martínez strive to teach their four children to forsake the drugs and gangs of their neighborhood. The family's hardscrabble origins are just the beginning of this sweeping new novel from Sergio Troncoso. 'Crossing Borders: Personal Essays' reveals a writer, father and husband who has crossed linguistic, cultural and intellectual borders to provoke debate about contemporary Mexican-American identity. Challenging assumptions about literature, the role of writers in America, fatherhood and family, these essays bridge the chasm between the poverty of the border region and the highest echelons of success in America. Troncoso writes with the deepest faith in humanity about sacrifice, commitment and honesty. Copies of the books will be available for signing. Light refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended. Please call the Library for further information at (860) 868-7586 or visit the website.