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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library STR (Text) 33500013573803 New Checked out 08/06/2022
Thief River Falls Public Library STR (Text) 35500006564635 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374604516
  • ISBN: 0374604517
  • Physical Description: 370 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022.

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"A California epic following several native, diverse Californians grasping for air in a world that continues to marginalize them"-- Provided by publisher.
Johnny Frías has California in his blood. A descendant of the state's Indigenous people and Mexican settlers, he has Southern California's forgotten towns and canyons in his soul. He spends his days as a highway patrolman pulling over speeders, ignoring their racist insults, and pushing past the trauma of his rookie year, when he killed a man assaulting a young woman named Bunny, who ran from the scene, leaving Johnny without a witness. But like the Santa Ana winds that every year bring the risk of fire, Johnny's moment of action twenty years ago sparked a slow-burning chain of connections that unites a vibrant, complex cast of characters in ways they never see coming.
Author Notes

Susan Straight is the author of several novels, including the national bestseller Highwire Moon, a finalist for the National Book Award, and A Million Nightingales, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, as well as the memoir In the Country of Women, named a best book of 2019 by NPR and Real Simple. She is the recipient of the Edgar Award for Best Short Story, the O. Henry Prize, the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and her stories and essays have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, Granta, Harper’s Magazine, and elsewhere. She was born and continues to live in Riverside, California, with her family, where she serves as a distinguished professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside.

Subject: Traffic police > California > Fiction.
Mexican Americans > California > Fiction.
California, Southern > Fiction.
Mexican American families > California > Fiction.
Marginality, Social > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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