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Rumaan Alam

Rumaan Alam is the author of Rich and Pretty and That Kind of Mother. His writing has appeared in the New York TimesElleNew York Magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Wall Street Journal, The Rumpus, Buzzfeedand elsewhere. He studied at Oberlin College, and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit him online at rumaanalam.com

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November 2018

Pop-up: Rumaan Alam


With: Rumaan Alam
November 10 @ 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Rumaan Alam pops-up with his new novel, That Kind of Mother. Alam is paired with One and Another by Hugo Robus; found in the Modern American Realism exhibit on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum…

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Wheel in the Sky: Fate, Class, and Time


November 10 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium (McMenamins Stage), 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Three novels that shrewdly question the illusion of choice, the dumb luck of birth, and the idea of fate, alongside class and wealth divides and depictions of age and time. Kim Fu’s The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore explores the…

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