Los Angeles may be best known as the hub of the film and television industry, but this collection of short fiction proves that beyond the beach and the glamour of Hollywood there is much more that makes the City of Angels special. Featuring an eclectic mix of fiction from a variety of talented literary minds—including TC Boyle, Ron Carlson, Judith Freeman, Percival Everett, and more—this anthology defies genre or easy categorization. Topics explored range from the deeply personal, such as a lesbian couple's loss of a child and the reaction of a young man to a natural disaster, to the larger-than-life, including a vivid tale of a robot-infested dystopian Long Beach. This allows the creativity and vivacity of the Los Angeles literary scene to be put on display, with a powerful sense of place as the core of this ambitious and insightful project.
|Publisher:||Red Hen Press|
|Edition description:||1st Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
John Brantingham is the Writer-in-Residence at the dA Center for Cultural Arts, and his work has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. His books include the short story collection
Let Us All Pray Now to Our Own Strange Gods (World Parade Books, 2013) and the crime novel Mann of War (Dark Oak Mysteries, 2013). His newest poetry collection is The Green of Sunset (Moon Tide Press, 2013). He teaches at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California, and is the president of the nonprofit San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival.
Kate Gale is the Managing Editor of Red Hen Press and Editor of The Los Angeles Review. She is author and editor to several books, most recently The Goldilocks Zone (University of New Mexico Press, 2014) and Echo Light (Red Mountain Press, 2014), and her work has been featured in a variety of literary journals and blogs. A resident of
Southern California, she teaches in the low-residency MFA program at the University of Nebraska.