Lakeview Lit Syndicate #35: Texas: The Great Theft

March's book club pick is Carmen Boullosa's brilliantly conceived Texas: The Great Theft. Complimentary wine and sweets from Vanille Patisserie will be available to sip/nibble at 6:30PM, and the discussion will start promptly at 7.

About the book:

Loosely based on the little-known 1859 Mexican invasion of the United States, Carmen Boullosa’s newest novel Texas: The Great Theft is a richly imagined evocation of the volatile Tex-Mex borderland, wrested from Mexico in 1848. Described by Roberto Bolaño as “Mexico’s greatest woman writer,” Boullosa views the border history through distinctly Mexican eyes, and her sympathetic portrayal of each of her wildly diverse characters—Mexican ranchers and Texas Rangers, Comanches and cowboys, German socialists and runaway slaves, Southern belles and dance hall girls—makes her storytelling tremendously powerful and absorbing. With today’s Mexican-American frontier such a front-burner concern, this novel that brilliantly illuminates its historical landscape is especially welcome.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Join us!

Texas: The Great Theft Cover Image
By Carmen Boullosa, Samantha Schnee (Translator)
ISBN: 9781941920008
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - December 2nd, 2014

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657