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Deni Bechard Reading & Signing

5 Oct 2013

Saturday, October 5 at 7pm
Award-winning author Deni Béchard discusses his new book, Empty Hands, Open Arms: The Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Make Conservation Go Viral. Dinaw Mengestu, author of The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears says: “Deni Béchard’s Empty Hands, Open Arms is the embodiment of the type of reporting that we dream of reading, but all too rarely encounter—intelligent, engaged, and above all, astonishingly perceptive. Here is a portrait of a nation and the conservationists trying to protect it, rendered with all the necessary complexity to make this book joyously alive.” The author of the memoir Cures for Hunger and the novel Vandal Love, Béchard has done freelance reporting from Northern Iraq as well as from Afghanistan, and his articles, blogs, stories and translations have appeared in a number of magazines and newspapers.