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[Past Event] Hector Tobar with Dr. Curry | Livestream Zoom

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Course Description:

This book is fiction, but Hector Tobar is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who knows this territory well. The novel's setting is Los Angeles and Orange County; its Latinx characters expose Southern California artifice by crossing the boundaries and borders of class, country and language. Race-related scandals that threaten SoCal's entangled weave of social and ethnic rules of engagement lurk in the shadows. Tobar's 2011 masterpiece, "The Barbarian Nurseries," explores this terrain with a Pulitzer-sized sense of truth, and although it's now 2021, the novel still speaks poignantly about the vast differences, yet undisputed connectedness, among all California's peoples.

[Please note: First reading assignment and ISBN number for edition Dr. Renee Curry will be reading from will be provided at least 10 days in advance.]


Tuition: $60.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Fridays, Aug. 20, 27; Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24 *10am - noon* (6 sessions)


Course will meet via Zoom and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. A Zoom link will be emailed to each participant prior to the class session.


Renée Curry, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita in the School of Humanities and Communication at Cal State Monterey Bay.