these events are not chronological but they make the
most sense when placed next to one another”
by Amra Brooks.
via teenage teardrops. here
and at ooga booga, here..
"This is a creative non-fiction book about growing up in California from the mid-1970's to early 1990's with post-hippie punk rock divorced parents who battle with depression and addiction. The story exists at a time when the fields of orange trees were still there, and continuing until they disappeared, the ideals vanishing. "
"Amra Brooks' California is beautifully written and felt. The spare, rhythmic sentences cut to the bone of experience; the novella is both compassionate and unsparing in its judgements. With her special intelligence and unblinkered eye, Brooks transforms the state of California into the state of her charchter's mind, its sense and sensibility becoming hers.
This is a marvelous book."
- Lynne Tillman
500 printed.Our second book