Reading & Booksigning: Jonathan Marcantoni, Kings of 7th Avenue and Tristiana
August 5, 2017
2 pm to 4 pm
Join author Jonathan Marcantoni, who will be traveling to Albuquerque from Colorado, for an interactive reading event, drawing from the material in his books Kings of 7th Avenue and Tristiana.
Kings of 7th Avenue takes an unflinching look at Tampa’s multi-ethnic communities to show how the roots of misogyny and abuse have grown so deep that they have become tradition, tracing the meteoric rise of one couple and the violent fall of another against the backdrop of Tampa’s infamous Ybor City club district. Tristiana, Marcantoni’s first Spanish-language novel, explores a beautiful and troubled land where a group of men and women debate between the playful comfort of the world of ideas and the cruel reality of political violence. The epic of these “Tristianos,” embodied in paintings and murals—transcends the lines connecting the struggles of the past and the dreams of a free future.
Free public event