Cancelled - PHILIP CAPUTO at Town Hall
**This event has been cancelled**
Co-presented with TOWN HALL ARTS & CULTURE.
First known for his now-classic Vietnam War memoir, A Rumor of War, Philip Caputo has in the forty years since produced a remarkable body of writing - memoirs, other nonfiction, and some brilliant novels (Horn of Africa, Exiles, Acts of Faith). He is here tonight with a new novel, set on the Mexico side of the border with the US, Some Rise By Sin (Henry Holt).
“A novel that couldn't be more timely: the story of culture clash and compromise in Mexico. Caputo’s eighth novel revolves around two Americans, a priest and a physician, in the Mexican village of San Patricio. This is not, the author tells us, “Cancún [or] Puerta Vallarta”; rather, it is the Mexico of our darkest, wall-building fantasies, “one vast bad neighborhood, East L.A. or the South Side of Chicago on steroids.” Lest such an image seem stereotypical, it’s not—because Caputo is an acute observer of human disorder and disarray … This is a compelling novel … Expanding on several of the themes of his 2009 novel Crossers, Caputo’s latest is a thought-provoking story of unthinkable brutality … Poised as he is between unforgiving vows, lofty ideals, and searing chaos, Caputo’s Riordan is an everyman whose struggles illuminate the contradictions of human nature and the mysteries of faith.” - Kirkus Reviews.