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Posts Tagged: California

When Background Becomes Foreground: Charles Yu’s Interior Chinatown

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Chinatown comes to vivid life in Yu’s hands.

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Constant Motion: Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

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More than a longing for an origin story, Hernandez Castillo’s memoir is an attempt to bring the invisible to light.

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This Is Joy: A Conversation with Gabrielle Civil

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Gabrielle Civil discusses EXPERIMENTS IN JOY.

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Variants of Unknown Significance

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My gynecologist won’t stop bothering me about getting a genetic test done.

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Bodies Are Not Metaphors: Talking with Brit Bennett

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Brit Bennett discusses her second novel, THE VANISHING HALF.

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Losing Paradise

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What my mind cannot yet fathom, my body already knows.

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This Week In Indie Bookstores

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Indie bookstore news from across the country and around the world!

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The Joypain of Parenting: Lydia Kiesling’s The Golden State

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This is both the exercise and exorcism of motherhood.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Chelsea Bieker

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Chelsea Bieker discusses her debut novel, GODSHOT.

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Panning for Gold: A Conversation with C Pam Zhang

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C Pam Zhang discusses her debut novel, HOW MUCH OF THESE HILLS IS GOLD.

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Keeping Time in Los Angeles

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Music was noise, and noise was music, and George Antheil was on his way.

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Father Time Is Undefeated

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It’s a strange thing, seeing a reliable machine fail. Seeing a hero crash to earth.

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Poetics of Lineage

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I see the birds. I feel my body, splitting from its spirit, lying in the grass.

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Stay Free: Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha

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Cha constructs a Los Angeles sharply different from most representations of the city.

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Skin

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I am cooking myself back in to my family, back into my own skin.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Journalists Invade Former Soviet Union”

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The missionaries seemed concerned. I figured it was too late for that.

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Anger as Fuel: A Conversation with Dani Burlison

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Dani Burlison discusses ALL OF ME: STORIES OF LOVE, ANGER, AND THE FEMALE BODY.

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The Sacred Act of Art-Making: A Conversation with Patrick Coleman

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Patrick Coleman discusses his debut novel, THE CHURCHGOER.

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Monarchs, Motherhood, and Transformation

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These butterflies needed help, and I wanted to deliver them my garden.

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A Cleansing Tornado: Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff by Sara Borjas

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Undergirding all the truth about pain is the triumph that comes from having a heart like a window and a mouth like a cliff.

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Studying the City of Angels: A Conversation with Nina Revoyr

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Nina Revoyr discusses her new novel, A STUDENT OF HISTORY.

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Through the Translator’s Lens: Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough’s Objects of Affection

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For Hryniewicz-Yarbrough, language provides a stronger connection with the past than nationality alone.

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