Donna Miscolta Reading
Join us for this special night!
Donna Miscolta reads from her acclaimed new book When the de la Cruz Family Danced
During his one and only return visit to the Philippines, Johnny de la Cruz-plagued by a sense of isolation-succumbs to a quick sexual encounter with an old flame, the attractive and beguiling Bunny Piña. Years later, nineteen-year-old Winston Piña has barely finished eulogizing his recently deceased mother when he finds a letter she wrote, but never sent, to Johnny. This leads Winston into the lives of the de la Cruz family-a family to which he might or might not belong. When the de la Cruz Family Danced explores the ties within family and how they are affected by circumstances of birth, immigration, and assimilation.
Miscolta is a pitch-perfect prose stylist and a passionately empathetic creator: she savors sentence-making and attends to the all-important nuanced moments between people. –Antonya Nelson, author of Bound
In her deft debut novel, Donna Miscolta presents a clarifying vision of post-immigration America. Miscolta’s novel is intricate, tender, and elegantly written–a necessary novel for our times. –Rick Barot, author of Want
Meet the author and hear her read from her dazzling new novel!
Donna is also teaching a brand new class for us on October 8 from 9-12pm: Path to Publication: What I Learned