Donna Miscolta with Kathleen Alcalá
We are delighted to help draw celebratory attention to this book launch for acclaimed Seattle fiction writer Donna Miscolta. The award-winning author of an earlier novel, When the de la Cruz Family Danced, and book of stories, Hola and Goodbye, she tonight is seeing a brilliant new book of stories, Living Color: Angie Rubio Stories (Jaded Ibis Press), into the world. With her in conversation will be onetime Hugo House-writer-in-residence, and also recipient of numerous awards and honors, Kathleen Alcalá, whose most recent book is The Deepest Roots.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve fallen in love with a character as deeply as I fell for Living Color’s Angie Rubio. Donna Miscolta writes gorgeous, luminous sentences, at turns funny and heartbreaking, searing and wise, and—through the observations of one smart, shy, awesome young girl—she deftly exposes the casual and systemic racism of the 1960s and 70s. This is fiction at its very best: intimate, universal, historical, and relevant as hell to our current era. Angie Rubio is my new favorite protagonist; prepare for her to steal your heart.” —Sharma Shields.
And Kathleen Alcalá herself with praise: “Angie Rubio shows us how to survive as a smart girl-of-color in a world gone mad during the 1960s. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be glad the selfie had not yet been invented.”
Presented by Hugo House.