Wednesday, August 27, 2008

'Shadow of the Fathers'

The Reading Corner

Join Journalist Robert Friedman this Sunday for a reading and discussion of his novel "Shadow of the Fathers" at a bookstore in NYC's Lower East Side.



Friedman's novel is set in Puerto Rico and is based on a true story that happened in PR. Friedman lived in Puerto Rico for over 20 years, and has been reporting on Puerto Rico for the San Juan Star for over two decades.

Here is a blurb about the book:

In the 1930s an American doctor sent by the Rockefeller Institute to do research in Puerto Rico wrote a letter claiming he had purposely killed eight of his patients. Dr. Cornelius Rhoads said he was doing his part to exterminate the island's 'degenerate' population. He later said the letter was just 'a joke,' but doubts remain. San Juan Star Washington correspondent Robert Friedman uses this factual incident as an inspiration for his fictional account of the aftermath of the event. "Shadow of the Fathers," a suspense mystery, explores the United States-Puerto Rico relationship and U.S. colonialism, from the Cold War to Vietnam to Vieques.




Robert Friedman reads from and discusses his novel Sunday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m., at a free event at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St.

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