Tuesday, June 12, 7pm
St. Louis County Library HQ
From an author of rare, haunting power, What We Lose is a stunning novel about a young African-American woman coming of age and a deeply felt meditation on race, family, and country. Raised in Pennsylvania, Thandi views the world of her mother’s childhood in Johannesburg as both impossibly distant and ever present. She is an outsider wherever she goes, caught between being black and white, American and not. She tries to connect these dislocated pieces of her life, and as her mother succumbs to cancer, Thandi searches for an anchor—someone, or something, to love. What We Lose heralds the arrival of a virtuosic new voice in fiction.
This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.