70 District Square SW Washington DC 20024
Friday, June 1, 2018 – 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Kuang’s debut novel draws on Chinese history and myth to tell the story of Fang Runin, a dark-skinned war orphan who shocks the Nikara Empire by winning the prestigious Keju and earning the right to be known as the most talented youth of her generation. . At the empire’s elite military academy, Rin discovers she has rare shamanistic powers and that she has been chosen by Phoenix, a vengeful god long thought dead. To do the god’s bidding, however, Rin risks losing her humanity, and when the island of Mugen incites the third Poppy War, the outcome could well depend on what Rin decides to do. Kuang, who graduated from Georgetown University this May and will be a 2018 Marshall Scholar, combines brilliant imagination with deep historical knowledge in what will be the first of a trilogy starring Rin.
This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
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Politics and Prose at The Wharf 70 District Square SW Washington DC 20024