In The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Dominican-American geek Wao returns to his mother’s homeland, and his roommate narrates the adventure with a mix of street talk and dormroom philosophizing--complete with footnotes. Facilitated by Dennis Etzel Jr. Sponsored by Kansas Humanities Council. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Low comedy, high suspense, romance, and tragedy blend in Ann Patchett’s novel, Bel Canto, inspired by the seizure of the Japanese ambassador’s residence in Peru by Tupac Amaru guerillas in 1996. Facilitated by Dr. Sara Tucker. Sponsored by Kansas Humanities Council. Email email@example.com for info.