Aquaboogie

Aquaboogie
Fiction

Aquaboogie

“A world of pain and love and longing is contained in these stories.” —LOS ANGELES TIMES
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From National Book Award finalist Susan Straight comes a collection of linked stories set in the fictional African American community of Rio Seco: loosely based on Straight’s home in Riverside, California, and deftly evoked through her remarkable prose.

Full of defiance and tenderness, Aquaboogie chronicles the happiness and tragedies that the residents of Rio Seco—like Nacho, the art student/janitor, or the boom box–carrying Shawan—encounter while struggling through life and self-definition. Throughout, these sketches are the product of “a writer whose love for her characters infuses her work with the dignity and urgency they so clearly deserve” (New York Times)—by a writer “keenly aware of people’s habits, thoughts, speech patterns, indeed almost everything about them” (Washington Post).

In Aquaboogie, Susan Straight has created an affectionate, richly textured portrait of life in a California town.

ISBN:
978-1-57131-058-3
Publish Date: 
04/16/2007
Pages: 
216
Size: 
5.5 × 8.5 × 0.56 in
Weight: 
9.9 oz

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