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Happy Hour Book Talk with Maurice Carlos Ruffin

  • Ashé Cultural Arts Center 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard New Orleans, LA, 70113 United States (map)

Join Maurice Ruffin for a Happy Hour Book Talk about his book, We Cast a Shadow. Book signing immediately following.

“Set in the post-post-racial South, We Cast a Shadow tells the story of a man—one of the few black men at his law firm—desperate to pay for his biracial son to undergo demelanization, desperate to ‘fix’ what he sees as his son’s fatal flaw. It is this desperation that haunts this novel and, in this desperation, we see just how pernicious racism is, how irrevocably it can alter how a man sees the world, himself, and those he loves. It is a chilling, unforgettable cautionary tale, and one we should all read and heed.”—Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist