• Track Changes

    by Sayed Kashua
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Sayed Kashua

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Track Changes

This event includes a book signing

Date

Feb
10
Monday
February 10, 2020
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed author SAYED KASHUA—author of Second Person Singular and Native—for a discussion of his latest novel, Track Changes

About Track Changes

Having emigrated to America years before, a nameless memoirist now residing in Illinois receives word that his estranged father, whom he has not spoken to in fourteen years, is dying. Leaving his wife and their three children, he returns to Jerusalem and to his hometown of Tira in Palestine to be by his family’s side.  But few are happy to see him back and, geographically and emotionally displaced, he feels more alienated from his life than ever.

Sitting by his father’s hospital bed, the memoirist begins to remember long-buried traumas, the root causes of his fallout with his family, the catalyst for his marriage and its recent dissolution, and his strained relationships with his children—all of which is strangely linked to a short story he published years ago about a young girl named Palestine. As he plunges deeper into his memory and recounts the history of his land and his love, the lines between truth and lies, fact and fiction become increasingly blurred.

Track Changes is a stunningly original, poignant, and captivating exploration of alienation, love, country, and memory by one of the most important writers at work today.

Sayed Kashua
Sayed Kashua

Sayed Kashua

Sayed Kashua is the author of the novels Dancing Arabs, Let It Be Morning, which was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Second Person Singular, winner of the prestigious Bemstein Prize, and Native. He writes a weekly column for Haaretz and is the creator of the prize-winning sitcom Arab Labor. Now living in the United States with his family, he teaches at the University of Illinois.

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