On Wednesday March 22, Deepak Unnikrishnan, winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing for his novel Temporary People, will present the book at Chicago's Seminary Co-Op Bookstore.
Temporary People takes on the humanitarian crisis of the so-called "guest workers" of the Persian Gulf with visionary flair; a starred review in Kirkus hails it as "an enchanting, unparalleled anthem of displacement and repatriation," and author Alexandra Kleeman calls it "a book of Ovidian metamorphoses for our precarious time."
Since 1961, the Seminary Co-op Bookstores have served the University of Chicago's community of scholars as well as the greater South Side, and acted as an epicenter of cultural and intellectual life. Over the past 50 years, the Co-op has grown from a small, basement store into a labyrinth of books at two locations in Hyde Park, with over 100,000 titles on their shelves.
Where: Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
When: March 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm