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Date & Time

Monday, January 27, 2020
6:00 PM

Location

57th Street Books

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Contact

Seminary Co-op Bookstore
(773) 752-4381
events@semcoop.com

Description

Gary Barker discusses his book, "The Museum of Lost Love." He will be joined in conversation by Susan Augustine. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At 57th Street Books

Presented in partnership with World Editions International Publishing.

About the book: Tyler is in therapy. Katia and Goran are in love. On a summer trip to Zagreb, the couple discover an unusual museum that displays mementos of broken relationships. Inside, Goran stumbles upon an exhibit that seems to be addressed to him, from a girl he met in a Sarajevo refugee camp at age fourteen. What follows is a whirlwind summer of reconnecting with lost pasts: Goran confronts the youth he lost during the Yugoslav Wars, Katia heads to Brazil to find her roots, and Afghanistan veteran Tyler pours out his soul. Set against alternating backdrops of violent circumstances, this novel is a soulful testament to the resilience of the human heart.

About the author: Gary Barker is a leading global voice in engaging men and boys in advancing gender equality. He is the CEO and founder of the international organization Promundo, which has worked for 20 years in more than 40 countries to end violence against women. He has been awarded an Ashoka Fellowship and an Open Society Fellowship for his work in conflict zones. His previous novels include "Luisa's Last Words," "Mary of Kivu," and "The Afghan Vampires Book Club" (co-written with Michael Kaufman). Barker lives in Washington, DC.

About the interlocutor: Susan Augustine is the Librarian of the University of Chicago's Laboratory School's High School Library and author of the recently published chapbook: "Jumping In: A Story of Refugee Resettlement."