Elsewhere, California (Heftet)

A Novel

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2012
Antall sider: 304
Forlag: Counterpoint
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781582437842
Omtale: Elsewhere, California
We first met Avery in two of the stories featured in Dana Johnson's award--winning collection Break Any Woman Down. As a young girl, she and her family escape the violent streets of Los Angeles to a more gentrified existence in suburban West Covina. This average life, filled with school, trips to 7--Eleven to gawk at Tiger Beat magazine, and family outings to Dodger Stadium, is soon interrupted by a past she cannot escape, personified in the guise of her violent cousin Keith. When Keith moves in with her family, he triggers a series of events that will follow Avery throughout her life: to her studies at USC, to her burgeoning career as a painter and artist, and into her relationship with a wealthy Italian who sequesters her in his glass--walled house in the Hollywood Hills. The past will intrude upon Avery's first gallery show, proving her mother's adage: Every goodbye aint gone. The dual--narrative of Elsewhere, California illustrates the complicated history of African Americans across the rolling basin of Los Angeles.

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