Xochitl Gonzalez | Anita de Monte Laughs Last: A Novel

Recorded Mar 11, 2024
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“Packed with richly imagined characters and vivacious prose” (Esquire), Xochitl Gonzalez’s debut novel Olga Dies Dreaming tells a tale of family secrets, Latinx politics in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood, and romance set against the backdrop of the most devastating hurricane in Puerto Rican history. Winner of the Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize in Fiction and the New York City Book Award, it was named a best book of 2022 by The Washington Post, NPR, The New York Times, and TIME magazine. Gonzalez’s nonfiction has appeared in VogueAllureThe Cut, and other periodicals, and her commentary writing for The Atlantic was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A tale of legacy, class, and art, Anita De Monte Laughs Last follows a first-generation Ivy League art student’s quest to uncover the work of a brilliant but largely forgotten 1980s-era painter.

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