“Another excellent novel by a master storyteller,” NBC News hails the 224-page book that was inspired by true events in Manrique’s native Colombia.
A Distinguished Lecturer in City College’s Division of Humanities and the Arts, Manrique is the 2019 recipient of the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement. His previous books include “Colombian Gold,” “Latin Moon in Manhattan,” “Twilight at the Equator,” “Our Lives Are the Rivers” and “Cervantes Street.” His work has been translated into 15 languages
Other new and forthcoming titles from CCNY writers include:
- “A Curious Life: From Rebel Orphan to Innovative Scientist,” by Thomas H. Haines, Professor Emeritus, chemistry and biochemistry, Division of Science; and Mindy Lewis;
- “Caught between the Lines: Captives, Frontiers, and National Identity in Argentine Literature and Art,” by Carlos Riobo, chair and professor of Spanish and comparative literature, Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures;
- “Contradictions of Democracy: Vigilantism and Rights in Post-Apartheid South Africa,” by Nicholas Rush Smith, assistant professor,
Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership;
- “Drawing from the Model: Fundamentals of Digital Drawing, 3D Modeling, and Visual Programming in Architectural Design,” by Frank Melendez, assistant professor, The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture;
- “Navigating the Maze,” by Michael Lubell, Mark W. Zemansky Professor of Physics, Division of Science;
- “Northern Lights,” by Raymond Strom, Division of Humanities & the Arts;
- “Teacher Education in the Trump Era and Beyond: Preparing New Teachers in a Contentious Political Climate,” edited by Laura Baecher, Megan Blumenreich, professor and Shira Eve Epstein, associate professor (both School of Education); and Julie R. Horwitz;
And scheduled for publication on Oct. 1 is “Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey,” by Mikhal Dekel, professor of English and director, Rifkind Center for the Humanities & the Arts.
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