Claudia Hernández: Knitting the Fog

07/09/2019 - 7:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

Weaving together narrative essay and bilingual poetry, Knitting the Fog is the complex self-portrait of a young Chapina girl who wakes up to find her mother gone. When her mother returns three years later, they begin a month-long journey to El Norte. Once settled in California, Claudia has trouble assimilating--she doesn't speak English, and her Spanish is "weird"--but when back in Guatemala, she is startled to find she no longer belongs there either.

A harrowing story told with the candid innocence of childhood, Hernández's memoir depicts the struggle and resilience inherent to immigration today.

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