Gene Luen Yang
Award winning graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang will talk about his new two-volume novel, Boxers and Saints. Set during China's Boxer Rebellion (1899-1900), the books tell the parallel stories of two young people caught on opposite sides of a violent rift. Yang, author of American Born Chinese, brings his clear-eyed storytelling and trademark magical realism to the complexities of the Boxer Rebellion and lays bare the foundations of extremism, rebellion and faith. Book sale and signing will follow the talk. The program is in partnership with Politics & Prose Bookstore. For teens and adults.