Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m.
About the Author
(Photograph of Valeria Luiselli © Diego Berruecos)
About the Book
Lost Children Archive
From the two-time NBCC Finalist, an emotionally resonant, fiercely imaginative new novel about a family whose road trip across America collides with an immigration crisis at the southwestern border–an indelible journey told with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity.
A mother and father set out with their two children, a boy and a girl, driving from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. Their destination: Apacheria, the place the Apaches once called home.
Why Apaches? asks the ten-year-old son. Because they were the last of something, answers his father.
In their car, they play games and sing along to music. But on the radio, there is news about an “immigration crisis”: thousands of kids trying to cross the southwestern border into the United States, but getting detained—or lost in the desert along the way.
As the family drives—through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas—we sense they are on the brink of a crisis of their own. A fissure is growing between the parents, one the children can almost feel beneath their feet. They are led, inexorably, to a grand, harrowing adventure—both in the desert landscape and within the chambers of their own imaginations.
Told through several compelling voices, blending texts, sounds, and images, Lost Children Archive is an astonishing feat of literary virtuosity. It is a richly engaging story of how we document our experiences, and how we remember the things that matter to us the most. With urgency and empathy, it takes us deep into the lives of one remarkable family as it probes the nature of justice and equality today.
Single event tickets are good for one BABEL event at Kleinhans for the 2017-2018 season. Patron Tickets include preferred seating and access to a pre-event catered reception at Kleinhans, attended by the author of the evening. After each event, all ticket holders enjoy an interview-style Q&A moderated by Artistic Director Barbara Cole, and may have their books signed by the author.
- General Admission: $35
- General Admission (Student Discount): $10
- General Admission (Library Card Discount): $30
- VIP Patron: $100
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Season Subscription tickets are good for all four of the BABEL events at Kleinhans for the 2019-2010 season. Patron Tickets include preferred seating and access to a pre-event catered reception at Kleinhans, attended by the author of the evening. After each event, all ticket holders enjoy an interview-style Q&A moderated by Artistic Director Barbara Cole, and may have their books signed by the author.
General Admission Season Subscriptions:
- Single Tickets $120 each | Early Bird Price $100 each
- 2+ Tickets $110 each | Early Bird Price $87.50 each
Patron Season Subscriptions:
- Single Tickets $290 each | Early Bird Price $260 each
- 2+ Tickets $275 each | Early Bird Price $250 each