Elizabeth Nunez - Anna In-Between

Please join Dr. Nunez as she speaks about her latest work as part of the Provost Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series at York College.
When Oct 19, 2009
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where AC-2D01
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Contact Phone 718-262-5338
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Anna In-Between is Elizabeth Nunez's finest literary achievement to date. In spare prose, with laser like attention to every word and the juxtaposition of words to each other, Nunez returns to her themes of emotional alienation, within the context of class and color discrimination, so richly developed in her earlier novels. In a convergence of craftsmanship, unflinching honesty, and the ability to universalize the lives of her characters, Nunez tells a story that explores our longing for belonging to a community, the age-old love-repulsion relationship between mother and daughter, the Freudian overtones in the love between daughter and father, and the mutual respect that is essential for a successful marriage. (City University of New York) 

Elizabeth Nunez

Anna In-Between a novel by Elizabeth Nunez

“A new book by Elizabeth Nunez is always excellent news. Probing and lyrical, this fantastic novel is one of her best yet. Fall intoher prose. Immerse yourself in her world. You will not be disappointed.” —Edwidge Danticat, author of Brother, I’m Dying

“Elizabeth Nunez has written a contemplative, lush, and measured examination of how a family history can reflect the social history 
of an island, and how twined together, like fragrant vines, the two can remain.” —Susan Straight, author of A Million Nightingales

“Gripping and richly imagined . . . Nunez is a master at pacing and plotting.” —New York Times (Editors’ Choice), on Prospero’s Daughter

“Nunez’s fiction, with its lush, lyric cadences and whirlwind narrative, casts a seductive spell.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

“[An] exquisite retelling of The Tempest . . . Masterful.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review), on Prospero’s Daughter