An Evening with Authors of 2 Debut Novels: "Brother Alive" & "All This Could Be Different"

Wednesday, September 28, 7pm

"Dislocations, Contradictions, and Love:

An evening with authors of two debut novels"

A Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event at Revolution Books

Brother Alive 

by Zain Khalid 


All This Could Be Different

by Sarah Thankam Mathews

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ZAIN KHALID - Brother Alive

Three immigrant boys, their adoptive Imam father in Staten Island, a hallucinatory double. Khalid boldly wrestles with issues of love, religious extremism and capitalist systems of controll.

“... with beautifully-written prose, characters that truly leap from the pages, and a rendering of love, both familial and romantic, that made my heart ache, Zain Khalid has announced himself as a writer the world needs to sit up and pay attention to...”   —Kasim Ali, Good Intentions

Zain Khalid has been published in The New Yorker and the Los Angeles Review of Books.


SARAH THANKAM MATHEWS  - All This Could Be Different

A 22-year-old Indian immigrant and her first job. A strongly rendered queer romance and a keen reflection on work and life in a monstrous economy and culture. Named a best book of the summer by NPR, People, LitHub.

"Mathews captures the complexities, contradictions, and dissonances of life with astounding aplomb and care. All This Could Be Different is quietly epic.”  —Robert Jones, Jr., The Prophets

Sarah Thankam Mathews was featured in Best American Short Stories 2020.

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Reserve your seat for the Sep 28 event here. Masks required and provided.

Events at RB are presented by Revolution Books Educational Fund (RBEF), a 501(C)3 not-for-profit organization.

Brother Alive plus All This Could Be Different