Join us for Club Book to meet author Ingrid Rojas Contreras at Wentworth Library on Oct. 24, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Columbian-born Ingrid Rojas Contreras is author of Fruit of the Drunken Tree, one of 2018's breakout fiction debuts.
Based in part on the author's own experiences growing up in factious Bogotá, Contreras's story is set against the backdrop of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's shadow reign over Columbia. This turmoil is explored through the eyes of Chula, a 7-year-old from a well-to-do family living safely in a gated community. When her mother hires Petrona, a young woman from the Bogotá slums, as the family's maid, Chula is forced to challenge assumptions and change her worldview.
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