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West of the West : dreamers, believers, builders, and killers in the Golden State

Author: Mark Arax
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the tradition of Joan Didion, Arax combines journalism, essay, and memoir to capture social upheaval as well as the sense of being rooted in a community. This new collection finds a different drama rising out of each confounding landscape: a portrait of one family from Oaxaca, through harrowing border crossings and brutal raisin harvests; right-wing Christians and Jews form a strange pact that tries to silence  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Mark Arax; Mark Arax
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Arax
ISBN: 9781586483906 1586483900
OCLC Number: 191926338
Description: xiv, 347 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The last valley --
The agent --
Eyre of the storm --
Legend of Zankou --
The summer of the death of Hilario Guzman --
Highlands of Humboldt --
Last Okie of Lamont --
The great microbe hunt --
Home front --
Confessions of an Armenian moonshiner.
Responsibility: Mark Arax.

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In the tradition of Didion, Stegner, and McPhee, an intimate portrait of California in flux by the best-selling author of The King of California  Read more...

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Carolyn See, Making a Literary Life "Mark Arax has achieved something truly wonderful. He shows us a California we don't know or haven't yet heard about: Post 9/11 racism and craziness in the Central Read more...

 
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