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

Autore: Mark Arax
Editore: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2009.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Persona incaricata: Mark Arax
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Mark Arax
ISBN: 9781586483906 1586483900
Numero OCLC: 191926338
Descrizione: xiv, 347 pages ; 25 cm
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: 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  Per saperne di più…

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"Publishers Weekly", starred review, February 25, 2009 These swift, penetrating essays from former "Los Angeles Times" writer Arax ("In My Father's Name") take the measure of contemporary California Per saperne di più…

 
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