With her new book, Now and at the Hour of Our Death, Susana Moreira Marques blends poetry and journalism to create a work of reportage like no other. The region of Tras-os-Montes in Portugal is dying. The villages empty as young people go off to look for work, leaving the elderly behind. Part oral history, part philosophical entreaty, part essay, Marques’ hybrid book chronicles a way of life in its final days.
We are excited that she will be at two very special East Coast bookshops in November, as well as visiting universities for talks.
Tuesday 17th November, 7pm – In Conversation with Leslie Jamison
Community Bookstore, 143 7th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215
Friday 20th November, 7pm – In conversation with J. Mae Barizo
Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge, MA 02140