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Jonathan Escoffery’s ‘If I Survive You’ Takes Readers On A Journey Through Identity, Blackness and Miami

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Author Jonathan Escoffery poses for a portrait.  (Courtesy Image)

Jonathan Escoffery’s debut book, “If I Survive You,” presents a series of connected stories about an immigrant family from Jamaica trying to acclimate to life in America. The characters tackle racism, belonging, natural disasters and generational divides. A native of Miami now based in Oakland, Escoffery joins us to talk about storytelling and his decades-long journey to publishing a book.

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Jonathan Escoffery, author, his debut short story collection, "If I Survive You," was released in September of 2022.

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