One Book One Community Discussion of “The Displacements” (JCCL)
March 21 @ 6:30 pmFree
“The Displacements” by Bruce Holsinger
An adrenaline-fueled story of lives upended and transformed by an unprecedented catastrophe
To all appearances, the Larsen-Hall family has everything: healthy children, a stable marriage, a lucrative career for Brantley, and the means for Daphne to pursue her art full-time. Their deluxe new Miami life has just clicked into place when Luna—the world’s first category 6 hurricane—upends everything they have taken for granted.
When the storm makes landfall, it triggers a descent of another sort. Their home destroyed, two of its members missing, and finances abruptly cut off, the family finds everything they assumed about their lives now up for grabs. Swept into a mass rush of evacuees from across the American South, they are transported hundreds of miles to a FEMA megashelter where their new community includes an insurance-agent-turned-drug dealer, a group of vulnerable children, and a dedicated relief worker trying to keep the peace. Will “normal” ever return?
A suspenseful read plotted on a vast national tapestry, The Displacements thrillingly explores what happens when privilege is lost and resilience is tested in a swiftly changing world.
Join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88558177051?pwd=dGg2dk5xampvV2xjanhZSXNxQzRVdz09
Meeting ID: 885 5817 7051
This One Book One Community program was made possible in part by the generous support of the Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library Foundation.