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MAGICAL REALISM FOR NON-BELIEVERS event at Mystery to Me with Anika Fajardo

When Jun 20, 2019
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Mystery to Me, 1863 Monroe St., Madison, WI 53711
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Magical Realism for Non-Believers (Anika Fajardo)Anika Fajardo will be at Mystery to Me on Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. for a reading and signing of her new book, Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family.


In 1995, Anika Fajardo flew to Colombia to discover a birthplace that was foreign to her and a father who was a stranger. Vivid and heartfelt in the telling, Fajardo’s story is powerfully compelling in its bridging of time and place and in its moving depiction of self-transformation. Family, she comes to find, is where you find it and what you make of it.


"Fajardo revisits interactions and places with intricately remembered emotion, making for a delicious dive into the complicated, beautiful messes that love can make." —Booklist

"Incredibly well written and compelling, Anika Fajardo’s Magical Realism for Non-Believers is a remarkable memoir about the search for a father, a culture, a self. I felt like I was reading about my own life and the price I paid for assimilation and acculturation. I simply couldn’t put it down." —Pablo Medina, author of The Island Kingdom and Cubop City Blues