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“From the world that could not be saved, the storyteller salvages small, strange stuff and assembles it into a narrative of alarming beauty and mystery and sadness.”—from the introduction by Carole Maso

Southern California: land of dislocation and assimilation, a place Diane Lefer knows well. In California Transit, she uses conversational prose and macabre wit to zero-in

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Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Sarabande Books
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almost done with this. the stories are interesting but i'm not crazy about this book. it's quite a downer. i think the only reason i keep reading is the fact that the writer is skilled with words and narrative. so it's a dilemma: reading a book i don't particularly enjoy.
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Though I dropped out of college decades ago, I ended up teaching for 23 years in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College. But back in the day, I ran away to Oaxaca, Mexico where the people and place inspired many of the stories in The Circles I Move In. My love and respect for Latin America still guide me--most recently as Hector Aristizábal's co-author. The Blessing Next to the Wound is his ...more
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