Please join us to hear Justin Torres speak about his bestselling novel before seeing the movie!
Three brothers tear their way through childhood--smashing tomatoes all over each other, building kites from trash, hiding out when their parents do battle, tiptoeing around the house as their mother sleeps off her graveyard shift. Paps and Ma are from Brooklyn--he's Puerto Rican, she's white--and their love is a serious, dangerous thing that makes and unmakes a family many times.
Justin Torres’s first novel We the Animals, a national bestseller, has been translated into fifteen languages and is now a feature film. He has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, Tin House, The Washington Post, Glimmer Train, Flaunt, and other publications, as well as non-fiction pieces in publications like The Guardian and The Advocate.
There will be a public screening of the movie based on the book at Lowe Auditorium at 7pm on Saturday, April 20.
"The communal howl of three young brothers sustains this sprint of a novel . . . A kind of incantation." -- The New Yorker
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by: English Department, Ethics Institute, Film & Media Studies Department, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies Program (LALACS), Leslie Center for the Humanities, MALS Program, Society of Fellows, Spanish and Portuguese Department
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE BY JEREMIAH ZAGAR
“A novel so honest, poetic, and tough that it makes you reexamine what it means to love and to hurt.” — O, The Oprah Magazine
“The communal howl of three young brothers sustains this sprint of a novel . . .