Main Point Books and Blue Stoop: A Home for Philly Writers are proud to host Ru Freeman and her new short story collection "Sleeping Alone." Ru will be joined by guest Anna Badkhen.
This event will be online with pre-registration required through Eventbrite. Signed books are available for purchase through Eventbrite or the store's website.
About the Author
Ru Freeman is the author of A Disobedient Girl and On Sal Mal Lane, and the editor of Extraordinary Rendition: American Writers on Palestine and Indivisible: Global Leaders on Shared Security. She directs the Artist Network at Narrative 4.
About the Book
In this collection of rich and textured stories, Ru Freeman explores what it means to cross borders, both real and imagined. A cast of misfits—young and old, single and coupled, even entire family units—confront startling changes wrought by difficult circumstances or harrowing choices, rendered by Freeman with sensitivity, dignity, and grace. These eleven stories span the world, moving from Maine to Sri Lanka, from Dublin to Philadelphia, paying exquisite attention to the dance between the intimate details of our lives and our public selves. At once sprawling yet intimate, Sleeping Alone asks: what is the toll of feeling foreign in one’s land, foreign to others, or foreign to oneself?