E-house Group

The E-House Reading Group was started in the summer of 2020 to foster virtual connection between current students, alums, and faculty over shared reading. Past themes have included literatures of loneliness and isolation and literatures of protest and refusal. 

Tattooed Soldier

Tattooed Soldier
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Tuesday, November 17th at 8 p.m. (EST)
Professor Jennifer Harford Vargas will lead the conversation


Antonio Bernal is a Guatemalan refugee in Los Angeles haunted by memories of his wife and child, who were murdered at the hands of a man marked with yellow ink. In a park near Antonio's apartment, Guillermo Longoria extends his arm and reveals a sinister tattoo--yellow pelt, black spots, red mouth. It is the sign of the death squad, the Jaguar Battalion of the Guatemalan army.

 

This chance encounter between Antonio and his family's killer ignites a psychological showdown between these two men. Each will discover that the war in Central America has migrated with them as they are engulfed by the quemazones--the great burning of the Los Angeles riots. A tragic tale of loss and destiny in the underbelly of an American city, The Tattooed Soldieris Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Héctor Tobar's mesmerizing exploration of violence and the marks it leaves upon us.

 

ISBN/SKU: 
9781250055859
Publication Date: 
October 7, 2014
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Housekeeping

Housekeeping
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Spring 2021


Winner of the Pen/Hemingway Award

 

A modern classic, Marilynne Robinson's Housekeepingis the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, the eccentric and remote sister of their dead mother.

 

The family house is in the small town of Fingerbone on a glacial lake in the Far West, the same lake where their grandfather died in a spectacular train wreck and their mother drove off a cliff to her death. It is a town chastened by an outsized landscape and extravagant weather, and chastened again by an awareness that the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere.

 

Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transcience.

 

ISBN/SKU: 
9781250769763
Publication Date: 
August 4, 2020
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