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Gregory Orfalea discusses and signs The Man Who Guarded the Bomb: Stories

This loosely connected set of short stories follows the Matters, an Arab-American family navigating life across both continents and generations. A boy desperate to feed his starving family hauls a stolen chandelier over a snowy mountain in Lebanon during World War I; a young Mexican nurse and her lover wind their way through eighteenth-century California missions; against the backdrop of the September 11 attacks, an Arab-American man is thrown from a bus. With a poet's ear and a historian's keen eye for detail, Orfalea offers readers beautifully crafted stories filled with flawed yet irresistible characters, rendered with great tenderness and aching complexity.


Event date: 
Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
91101 Pasadena
The Man Who Guarded the Bomb: Stories (Arab American Writing) By Gregory Orfalea Cover Image
ISBN: 9780815609773
Availability: Usually arrives at our store within 4-7 days
Published: Syracuse University Press - April 14th, 2010
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