Jai Chakrabarti, A Small Sacrifice for an Enormous Happiness
February 29 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree – $20.00
Jai Chakrabarti will be in conversation with Rachel Hall.
In 15 masterful stories, Chakrabarti explores what it means to cultivate a family today, across borders, religions, and race. Described by bestselling author Qian Julie Wang as “poignant, incandescent, and unforgettable,” the collection captures men and women struggling with transformation and familial bonds, and traverses intersections of countries and cultures to illuminate what it means to love in uncertain times. A Small Sacrifice for an Enormous Happiness is one of The New Yorker’s Best Books of the Year.
Henry and Pushcart Prize winner Jai Chakrabarti is the author of the novel A Play for the End of the World, which earned him the National Jewish Book Award for debut fiction. His short fiction and nonfiction have been published widely. He is a faculty member at Bennington Writing Seminars.
Rachel Hall is the author of Heirlooms (BkMk Press), selected by Marge Piercy for the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize. Her stories and essays have been published and recognized widely. She teaches English at The State University of New York at Geneseo, where she holds two Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence, one in teaching and one for her creative work.
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