Sohrab Homi Fracis with Allan Marcil presented by Tasveer South Asia Lit Festival
This program, which marks a welcome Seattle return by novelist Sohrab Homi Fracis, will include a reading from his novel Go Home (Knut House), as well as a discussion with Allan Marcil as to how scenes from the novel were adapted to screenplay form. "At the heart of Sohrab Homi Fracis's poignant new novel, Go Home, is the question of one's place in the world, the answer never more ambiguous or fragile than for the immigrant or exile, when a person's condition of homelessness is in transition, neither here nor there. Given the cultural moment, I'm grateful to Fracis for his highly topical reexamination of the American Dream, a still reliable but never easy remedy for all those yearning to reinvent themselves beyond the constrictions of tribe and nation. And in Go Home, assimilation, sometimes a wretched exercise, can also be a hilarious and uplifting affair." - Bob Shacochis.
Moderated by Shahina Piyarali. Free admission. More information is at www.tasveer.org.