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Southland

Author : Nina Revoyr
ISBN : 9781936070480
Genre : Fiction
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"[A]n absolutely compelling story of family and racial tragedy. Revoyr’s novel is honest in detailing southern California’s brutal history, and honorable in showing how families survived with love and tenacity and dignity." —Susan Straight, author of Highwire Moon Southland brings us a fascinating story of race, love, murder and history, against the backdrop of an ever-changing Los Angeles. A young Japanese-American woman, Jackie Ishida, is in her last semester of law school when her grandfather, Frank Sakai, dies unexpectedly. While trying to fulfill a request from his will, Jackie discovers that four African-American boys were killed in the store Frank owned during the Watts Riots of 1965. Along with James Lanier, a cousin of one of the victims, Jackie tries to piece together the story of the boys’ deaths. In the process, she unearths the long-held secrets of her family’s history. Southland depicts a young woman in the process of learning that her own history has bestowed upon her a deep obligation to be engaged in the larger world. And in Frank Sakai and his African-American friends, it presents characters who find significant common ground in their struggles, but who also engage each other across grounds—historical and cultural—that are still very much in dispute. Moving in and out of the past—from the internment camps of World War II, to the barley fields of the Crenshaw District in the 1930s, to the streets of Watts in the 1960s, to the night spots and garment factories of the 1990s—Southland weaves a tale of Los Angeles in all of its faces and forms. Nina Revoyr is the author of The Necessary Hunger ("Irresistible."—Time Magazine). She was born in Japan, raised in Tokyo and Los Angeles, and is of Japanese and Polish-American descent. She lives and works in Los -Angeles.

Southland

Author : Nina Revoyr
ISBN : 1888451416
Genre : Fiction
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Jackie Ishida, a young Japanese American woman living in Los Angeles, learns of the deaths of four young men in her grandfather's store during the 1965 Watts riot, and sets out to discover the truth about their deaths, along the way uncovering some long-b

Southland

Author : Nina Revoyr
ISBN : 1888451416
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Jackie Ishida, a young Japanese American woman living in Los Angeles, learns of the deaths of four young men in her grandfather's store during the 1965 Watts riot, and sets out to discover the truth about their deaths, along the way uncovering some long-b

Plein Air Painters Of California

Author : Ruth Lilly Westphal
ISBN : UOM:39015025391361
Genre : Art
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ISBN : CORNELL:31924082822820
Genre : Labor unions
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From The Southland

Author : Thomas Lux
ISBN : 193485137X
Genre : Art
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"Lux creates a series of remarkable portraits of contemporary Americans engaged in peculiar and sometimes hilarious trades: fire-eaters, bridge-workers, bug photographers, hypnotherapists, crime lab cops, master taxidermists, inveterate weepers and denizens of the night. A delicious mix of captivating science writing and colorful studies of contemporary Americana"--Cover, p. [4].

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ISBN : OCLC:154159741
Genre : Southland (N.Z.)
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