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Ariel Dorfman, "Darwin's Ghosts"

  • The Regulator Bookshop 720 9th Street Durham, NC, 27705 United States (map)

The Regulator welcomes Ariel Dorfman for a reading and signing of his new book, Darwin’s Ghost.From the author of Death and the Maiden and other works that explore relations of power in the postcolonial world, comes the story of a man whose distant past comes to haunt him, leading him to uncover his ancestors' involvement in the sordid story behind 19th century human zoos in Europe. Seamlessly weaving fact and fiction, Darwin's Ghosts is a poignant, mournful cry for those whose travails have been long forgotten, and a lesson in the power of empathy and memory, and the value of forgiveness.