Mira Jacob - Good Talk (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 7:00pm

“How brown is too brown?”

“Can Indians be racist?”

“What does real love between really different people look like?”

Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob’s half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she’s gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about race, color, sexuality, and, of course, love.

Written with humor and vulnerability, Good Talk is a deeply relatable graphic memoir and love letter to the art of conversation—and to the hope that hovers in our most difficult questions.

Mira Jacob is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. Her recent work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Vogue, Glamour, Tin House, Electric Literature, and Literary Hub. She lives in Brooklyn.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399589041
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: One World - March 26th, 2019

A “beautiful and eye-opening” (Jacqueline Woodson), “hilarious and heart-rending” (Celeste Ng) graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families,  and the realities that divide us, from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing.