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Jenny Forrester & Ariel Gore: Narrow River, Wide Sky

June 8, 2017
7:30 pm

Jenny Forrester in conversation with Ariel Gore about her memoir, "Narrow River, Wide Sky." --- On the Colorado Plateau between slot canyons and rattlesnakes, Jenny Forrester grew up with her mother and brother in a single-wide trailer proudly displaying an American flag. Forrester’s powerfully eloquent story reveals a rural small town comprising God-fearing Republicans, ranchers, Mormons, and Native Americans. With sensitivity and resilience, Forrester navigates feelings of isolation, an abusive boyfriend, sexual assault, and a failed college attempt to forge a separate identity. As young adults, after their mother’s accidental death, Forrester and her brother are left with an increasingly strained relationship that becomes a microcosm of America’s political landscape. "Narrow River, Wide Sky" is a breathtaking, determinedly truthful story about one woman’s search for identity within the mythology of family and America itself.

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