The Leonardo Da Vinci Society
Museo Italo Americano
The Italian Cultural Institute
Cordially invite you to:
La Straniera (Strangers I Know) by Claudia Durastanti
A book presentation by the author in person
The Durastanti event will be hosted in person on Monday, March 28, 2022, at 6:00 PM
Every family has its own mythology, but in this family none of the myths match up. Claudia’s mother says she met her husband when she stopped him from jumping off a bridge. Her father says it happened when he saved her from an attempted robbery. Both parents are deaf but couldn’t be more different; they can’t even agree on how they met, much less who needed saving.
Kinetic, formally dazzling, and spectacularly original, this book is a funny and profound portrait of an unconventional family that makes us look anew at how language shapes our understanding of ourselves.
Claudia Durastanti is an Italian writer and translator. She was shortlisted for the 2019 Strega Prize, and Viareggio Prize. She graduated from the Sapienza University of Rome, and studied at De Montfort University. Her work appeared in Internazionale. and Los Angeles Review of Books.
Museo Italo Americano, Fort Mason, Building C, San Francisco
Free for LDVS & Museo members. Suggested donation for general public is $10. Please use the donate bottom below.
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