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June 2017

Truevine at Porter Square Books

June 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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Porter Square Books welcomes BETH MACY and Boston Literary District's own ALYSIA ABBOTT for a discussion of Macy's compelling, if disquieting book. Truevine tells the true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back. Through hundreds of interviews and decades of research, Macy expertly explores a central and difficult question: where were the brothers better off? On the world stage as stars or in poverty…

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