CROSSING CALIFORNIA

By: ADAM LANGER

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Poignant, ambitious, and tremendously fun, "Crossing California" is the fiction discovery of the season-a novel about two generations of family and friendship in Chicago from November 1979 through January 1981.
In 1979 California Avenue, in Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood, separates the upper-middle-class Jewish families from the mostly middle-class Jewish residents on the east of the divide. This by turns funny and heartbreaking first novel tells the story of three families and their teenage children living on either side of California, following their loves, heartaches, and friendships during a memorable moment of American history. Langer's captivating portraits, his uncanny and extraordinarily vivid re-creation of a not-so-past time and place, and his pitch-perfect dialogue all make Crossing California certain to evoke memories and longing in its readers-as well as laughter and anxiety. Whether viewed as an "American Graffiti" for the seventies, "The" (Jewish) "Corrections," a Chicagoan "Manhattan," or early Philip Roth for a later generation, "Crossing California" is an unforgettable, and thoroughly enjoyable, contribution to contemporary fiction.

Title: CROSSING CALIFORNIA

Author Name: ADAM LANGER

Categories: ANNEX Literature HC,

Publisher: BERKLEY PUBLISHING GROUP:

ISBN Number: 1573222747

ISBN Number 13: 9781573222747

Binding: HARDCOVER W/JACKET

Book Condition: GOOD CONDITION

Seller ID: IM371244

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