NRPL Author Talks: Ernesto Mestre-Reed, author of "Sacrificio"

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Join us for an unforgettable evening of literary exploration with Ernesto Mestre-Reed, author of Sacrificio in conversation with Elizabeth Joseph, Assistant Director, NRPL

Set in Cuba in 1998, Sacrificio is a triumphant and mesmeric work of violence, loss, and identity that explores what happens when people's rights are taken away through its riveting portrayal of queerness and revolution.

This visionary work has been recognized as a Best Book of 2022 at Oprah Daily, Brooklyn Public Library, and Kirkus Reviews; an Editors’ Pick in BOMB Magazine, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews: and a Most Anticipated Book in numerous print and digital media  including New York Magazine, Vulture, and Buzzfeed.

Doors open at 6:30 pm for book sales and a meet and greet with the author. Program begins at 7:00 pm. 

Ernesto Mestre-Reed was born in Guantánamo, Cuba, in 1964. His family emigrated to Madrid, Spain, in 1972 and later that year to Miami, Florida. He is the author of the novels The Lazarus Rumba and The Second Death of Única Aveyano. His fiction has been called “mesmerizing” by The New York Times and “poetic and daring” by Francisco Goldman.