Cuesta College Book of the Year 2016: Barbarian Nurseries by Hécor Tobar
The great panoramic social novel that Los Angeles deserves—a twenty-first century West Coast Bonfire of the Vanities by the only writer qualified to capture the city in all its glory and complexity.
With The Barbarian Nurseries, Héctor Tobar gives our most misunderstood metropolis its great contemporary novel, taking us beyond the glimmer of Hollywood and deeper than camera-ready crime stories to reveal Southern California life as it really is, across its vast, sunshiny sprawl of classes, languages, dreams, and ambitions.
“Maybe innocence is a skin you must shed to build layers more resistant to the caustic truths of the world.”
― Héctor Tobar, The Barbarian Nurseries
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Héctor Tobar will be appearing March 15th at Cuesta College Performing Arts Center 5-7pm for a lecture and book signing. Parking is free in lot 2. Tickets will be available through the CPAC website. $5 General admission, free for veterans and students. For student tickets, call Carolyn Lorimer 805-546-3190
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Book of the Year is a program of the Academic Senate of Cuesta College and the SLO County Public Library SLO Reads Program. Sponsored by Cuesta College Friends of the Library, San Luis Obispo County Library, and the Cuesta College Cultural Diversity and Student Equity Committee