July 12 @ 7:00 pm
In-Person | How to Destroy an Eclipse: An Evening with Fabio Alberto Hurtado
Books & Books presents…
An Evening with Fabio Alberto Hurtado
How to Destroy an Eclipse and Other Tales of Redemption: The Jersey Years
Tuesday, July 12, 7 PM | LIVE & IN-PERSON at Books & Books, Coral Gables
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Join us in-person at Books & Books as Fabio Alberto Hurtado discusses his latest book HOW TO DESTROY AN ECLIPSE.
This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event so make sure to stay after the talk for a book signing! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.
About the Book:
How to Destroy an Eclipse and Other Tales of Redemption: The Jersey Years (Termino Editorial, 2022) is a celebration of friendship, an account of first love, and – most importantly – an apology for leaving the people you grow up with as well as a tale of spiritual and personal survival. The book is a fictionalized memoir coming-of-age story set in New Jersey of the late 1980s and mid-1990s. Melody Moezzi, author of The Rumi Prescription and Haldol and Hyacinths writes:
“Fabio Hurtado’s gorgeous cross-cultural memoir, How to Destroy an Eclipse and Other Tales of Redemption: The Jersey Years, is brilliant, engaging, and powerful. Brimming with wit and wisdom, it is a testament to the power of love, friendship, and family. Part coming-of-age story, part love story, and part thriller, Hurtado’s memoir is beautifully written and downright unputdownable. Hurtado is a masterful writer who keeps his readers guessing, laughing, and connecting with his words on every page.”
How to Destroy an Eclipse and Other Tales of Redemption: The Jersey Years is a celebration of friendship, an account of first love, and – most importantly – an apology for leaving the people you grow up with as well as a tale of spiritual and personal survival.
About the Author:
FABIO ALBERTO HURTADO was born in La Habana, Cuba at Hijas de Galicia Hospital in February 1971. He attended Cuban schools until the 5th grade and fled Cuba in September 1980. After three months in Costa Rica his family settled in Elizabeth, New Jersey where he grew up.
He published Masticate and Swallow: A Cuban American Childhood in 2017 (Termino Editorial), a memoir covering his childhood in La Habana, Cuba, and his first experiences as an immigrant in New Jersey. The memoir is a compilation of short stories- half in Cuba, half as a Cuban living in America, depicting an honest, sometimes sad, but often humorous account of living in two completely different worlds in one lifetime. His second text How to Destroy an Eclipse and Other Tales of Redemption: The Jersey Years is a fictionalized memoir published in 2022.
Fabio is a life-long educator. His first year teaching came in 1994-95 at Rosa Parks-Saint Ambrose Elementary in inner-city Baltimore. He has taught both middle school and high school. He is currently an administrator at an independent school in North Carolina.
Fabio has a B.A. in English, Philosophy, and Religion from Kean University and an M.A. in Theology and is finishing the Educational Leadership Ed.D. program in the Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.
He lives with his family and his dog Rosebud in a small town northeast of Charlotte, North Carolina. Contact him at [email protected]