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Join us in conversation with author Brandon Hobson about his highly acclaimed new novel "The Removed".

"The Removed" follows a family navigating memory, trauma, hope, and loss while struggling with issues of addiction, Alzheimer's, and police brutality.  The exquisite lyricism of this book shares Cherokee myth and history as the family walks the fine line between the spirituality of their traditions and the alienating culture of modern American life.  You will not forget the Echota family - - mother Maria and father Ernest, son Edgar, and daughter Sonja - -  as they deal with the tragic death of Ray-Ray fifteen years earlier and the arrival of the almost miraculous foster child Wyatt.

Brandon Hobson is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, with a PhD in English and seven years' experience as a social worker for disadvantaged youth.  Hobson has perfectly created both the Trail of Tears and a family on the brink to explore our concept of home in "The Removed".

You will not want to miss this engaging author talk; so, please register today!  You will receive the Zoom link on 3pm the day of the program.

Services for Older Adults is partially funded by Coordinated Outreach Library Services aid from the New York State Education Department, administered by the State Library’s Division of Library Development. All programs are sponsored by Brooklyn Public Library’s Department of Outreach Services.

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