Friday, March 25th 2022
Estela González reads from her new novel Arribada!
March 25, 2022
Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room
345 S. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Mariana Sánchez Celis has traveled the world as a pianist trained at the Juilliard School of Music. But when a family emergency calls her back to Ayotlan, Mexico, she finds her town’s beaches, sea turtle colonies, and historic center decimated. Then, as she joins her friend Fernanda’s efforts to heal some of these wounds and they fall in love, Mariana must confront her family’s wrath.
In Arribada “North Americans who travel to Mexico to enjoy its beaches and nightlife may be unaware of the destructive histories and effects of the resorts they enjoy. This novel will open their eyes.” –AMY HOFFMAN, author of The Off Season and Lies About My Family
“Arribada is a novel about how even the most painful truths can bring power and freedom.”–EILEEN GONZALEZ, Foreword Reviews
“Arribada is romantic, poetic, elegiac, and fascinating. Gonzalez has created a whole world of love and mystery. Word to word, event to event, this novel is beautiful. It begs to be savored.”–SANDRA SCOFIELD, author of Swim: Stories of the Sixties and The Last Draft
About the Author:
Estela González writes in English and Spanish about gender, sexuality, race, class, and environmental justice. She lives in Vermont, and teaches at Middlebury College. Arribada was a finalist for the Feminist Press’s Louise Meriwether Award.