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The Displacements - An Evening with Bruce Holsinger and Alex Mahadevan

The Displacements - An Evening with Bruce Holsinger and Alex Mahadevan

June 5, 2022 [St. Petersburg, FL] - To all appearances, the Larsen-Hall family has everything: healthy children, a stable marriage, a lucrative career for Brantley, and the means for Daphne to pursue her art full-time. Their deluxe new Miami life has just clicked into place when Luna—the world’s first category 6 hurricane—upends everything they have taken for granted. 

Bruce Holsinger's The Displacements thrillingly explores what happens when privilege is lost and resilience is tested in a swiftly changing world, and he will be at Tombolo Books to tell us all about it! Holsinger will be joined by Alex Mahadevan, the director of MediaWise at the Poynter Institute. 

  • When: Tuesday, July 19, 2022, from 7:00pm-8:00 pm
  • Where: Tombolo Books – 2153 1st Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712. Parking for the event is
    available on Central Avenue.
  • Light refreshments will be served, and masks are required. To RSVP, visit: https://tombolobooks.com/?q=h.calevent&eid=17839 
    An adrenaline-fueled story of lives upended and transformed by an unprecedented catastrophe 
    To all appearances, the Larsen-Hall family has everything: healthy children, a stable marriage, a lucrative career for Brantley, and the means for Daphne to pursue her art full-time. Their deluxe new Miami life has just clicked into place when Luna—the world’s first category 6 hurricane—upends everything they have taken for granted.
    When the storm makes landfall, it triggers a descent of another sort. Their home destroyed, two of its members missing, and finances abruptly cut off, the family finds everything they assumed about their lives now up for grabs. Swept into a mass
    rush of evacuees from across the American South, they are transported hundreds of miles to a FEMA megashelter where their new community includes an insurance-agent-turned-drug dealer, a group of vulnerable children, and a dedicated relief worker trying to keep the peace. Will “normal” ever return?
    A suspenseful read plotted on a vast national tapestry, The Displacements thrillingly explores what happens when privilege is lost and resilience is tested in a swiftly changing world.
    Bruce Holsinger is the author of The Gifted School, which won the Colorado Book Award. He teaches at the University of Virginia and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.
    “Realistic and immediate, it puts the reader right in the eye of the emotional storm, alongside its characters. As much as this is a wake-up call about the unpredictable nature of weather and life, it is most powerfully a propulsive family drama and a provocative story of human dignity, human indignity, and the deeper meanings of home.” – Miranda Cowley Heller, author of the #1 New York
     Times 
    bestseller The Paper Palace 

    For more information about this event and other Tombolo please contact: Kelsey Jagneaux
    Events Coordinator
    events@tombolobooks.com
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