?>

Calendar Of Events

<< Mar 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
Click on month name to see the full month's calendar.
  • Books & Books Presents: David Trueba — Learning to Lose
    Sep 17, 2011 - 2:00pm to Sep 17, 2011 - 12:00am
    Books & Books
    265 Aragon Avenue

    The conversation continues with Nat Chediak highlighting the literary work of David Trueba – one of Spain’s most celebrated contemporary writers – as he discusses his first novel to be translated into English.Set against the maze of Madrid’s congested and contested streets, Learning to Lose follows four individuals as they swerve off course in unexpected directions. It is Sylvia’s sixteenth birthday, and her life as an adult is about to begin–not with the party she had been planning, but with a car accident and a broken leg. Behind the wheel is a talented young soccer player, just arrived from Buenos Aires and set for stardom on and off the field.

    As their destinies collide and a young romance is set in motion, across town, Sylvia’s father and grandfather are finding their own lives suddenly derailed by a violent murder and a secret affair with a prostitute. Each of them is dodging guilt and the fear of failure, but their shared search for happiness, love, purity, redemption, and, above all, a way to survive forms a taut narrative web that binds the characters together. www.booksandbooks.com

    The conversation continues with Nat Chediak highlighting the literary work of David Trueba – one of Spain’s most celebrated contemporary writers – as he discusses his first novel to be translated into English.Set against the maze of Madrid’s congested and contested streets, Learning to Lose follows four individuals as they swerve off course in unexpected directions. It is Sylvia’s sixteenth birthday, and her life as an adult is about to begin–not with the party she had been planning, but with a car accident and a broken leg. Behind the wheel is a talented young soccer player, just arrived from Buenos Aires and set for stardom on and off the field.

    As their destinies collide and a young romance is set in motion, across town, Sylvia’s father and grandfather are finding their own lives suddenly derailed by a violent murder and a secret affair with a prostitute. Each of them is dodging guilt and the fear of failure, but their shared search for happiness, love, purity, redemption, and, above all, a way to survive forms a taut narrative web that binds the characters together. www.booksandbooks.com