Dispatches from Puerto Nowhere w/ Robert Lopez
A family’s efforts to assimilate within their new homeland led to the near complete erasure of their heritage, culture, and language within two generations. Through family recollection, the constant banter volleyed across nets within Brooklyn’s diverse tennis community, as well as an imagined fabulist history drawn from his grandfather’s remembered traits, in Dispatches From Puerto Nowhere: An American Story of Assimilation and Erasure, Robert Lopez paints a compassionate portrait of family that attempts to bridge the past to the present, and re-claim a heritage threatened by assimilation and erasure.
In-Person Event: $10 non-members, $5 members. Admission price will be deducted from your signed copy of the book with purchase.
Livestream: $5 non-members and members. Admission price will be deducted from your signed copy of the book with purchase.