"There is a tender fearlessness that runs through THE REFUGEE OCEAN, a book as unflinching in its depiction of conflict as it is anchored to
the healing power
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Pauls Toutonghi was born in 1976 to an Arab father and a Latvian mother. He speaks Latvian, French, and a little Arabic.
His work has been published in The New Yorker, Granta, The Yemen Observer, The New York Times, Zoetrope: All-Story, Outside Magazine, One Story, Sports Illustrated, and elsewhere.
He's won a Pushcart Prize and been a Hawthornden Fellow. His four books have been translated into Portuguese, Italian, German, and Latvian. He holds a PhD in Postcolonial Lit from Cornell University, and he now teaches at
Lewis & Clark College.
October 15, 2023: Powell’s books, Downtown, portland, 7pm
October 17, 2023: third place books, ravenna, seattle, 7pm
november 11, 2023: sunriver books, Sunriver, oregon, 5pm
november 14, 2023: paulina springs bookstore, sisters, oregon, 6:30 pm
november 18, 2023: saltwater bookshop, kingston, wa, 3pm
november 21, 2023: Betty’s Books, baker City, Oregon, 6:30pm