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Meet the Author: Rafael Reyes-Ruiz

July 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


“Roppongi Crossings” is a trilogy, which portrays the lives of rootless expatriates in Japan ceaselessly searching for themselves and others. The trilogy addresses the complexities of globalization, historical memory and transnational migrations. Each book stands on its own, and can be read in any order. The presentation will focus on The Ruins, the story of Tomás Rodrigues, a professor in Japan who finds himself haunted by his past when he sees a woman who looks exactly like his first true love. This journey explores the mind of a man who is eager to understand and reconcile with his past making the reader question whether coincidences exist at all, or if the universe has already written the plots to our stories.

Rafael Reyes-Ruiz is a Colombian-American bilingual author, scholar, translator, and editor. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from the New School for Social Research, New York City. He taught at Oberlin College (2001-2004) and Zayed University in Dubai (2004-2013). He has published scholarship and fiction in peer-reviewed and literary venues, including journal articles, book chapters, short stories, and novels.


July 28
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Taller Puertorriqueño
(215) 426-3311


Taller Puertorriqueño
2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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(215) 426-3311
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