- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Seeming to carry scant memory of Lebanon's ...
Seeming to carry scant memory of Lebanon's civil war, from which Derderian had fled while still a boy, the landscape of the riots now find him revisiting the world he thought he had escaped. Derderian engages with Armenian gangsters, members of the Nation of Islam, a Hancock Park Playboy, and a Kurdish scenic artist as he watches his always uneasy adopted city ransacked and set ablaze.
Unflinchingly candid and ingeniously crafted—THIS ANGELIC LAND is a brave and timely tour de force that reckons with the American soul.
Issued in anticipation of the 20th anniversary of the 1992 LA riots.
Posted June 4, 2012
This is a rare book where a riveting subject is met head on with brilliant writing. The scene of Rodney King getting beaten by the LAPD is so well written, so poetic, it's almost difficult to believe this actually happened. The tale does let up in the quality of the writing or the power of the story until the very end. The only thing I find disturbing about this book is that it is NOT on the best seller list. One of the best books I've read about Los Angeles.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.