Town and Gown Literary Discussion group via ZOOM (Registration)

Town and Gown Literary Discussion group via ZOOM (Registration)

Wednesday, February 15

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For the month of February, we will be reading “Infinite Country” by Patricia Engel. Get the book on Overdrive or from the Library!

Register with dobref@wlsmail.org to get the Zoom link — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!

How this family came to occupy two different countries, two different worlds, comes into focus like twists of a kaleidoscope. We see Talia’s parents, Mauro and Elena, fall in love in a market stall as teenagers against a backdrop of civil war and social unrest. We see them leave Bogotá with their firstborn, Karina, in pursuit of safety and opportunity in the United States on a temporary visa, and we see the births of two more children, Nando and Talia, on American soil. We witness the decisions and indecisions that lead to Mauro’s deportation and the family’s splintering—the costs they’ve all been living with ever since.