The New York Public Library Hosts Patrick Radden Keefe
Former Cullman Center Fellow Patrick Radden Keefe will discuss discuss his latest book, The Snakehead, with Suketu Mehta, journalist and author of the acclaimed Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found at the New York Public Library on Wednesday, September 23, at 7pm.
This event is free and open to the public: click here to reserve your place.
“Like most successful nonfiction narratives, The Snakehead explains something factual, but moves beyond the facts to delineate a universal theme.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“As immigration reform languishes in Washington and the country continues to dither about what to do to solve this decade’s Mexican debacle, everyone involved—from the policymakers to activists to the undocumented—would be wise to read Patrick Radden Keefe’s The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream. Painstakingly reported and vividly told…” —Newsweek
“Patrick Radden Keefe’s meticulous anatomization of a massive Chinese-immigrant-smuggling operation reads like a mashup of The Godfather and Chinatown, complete with gun battles, a ruthless kingpin and a mountain of cash. Except that it’s all true.” —Time
Don’t miss this conversation about the fascinating and complicated intersection between the international underworld and the American dream.