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Author : Nina Revoyr Pages : 350 pages Publisher : Akashic Books Language : ISBN-10 : 1888451416 ISBN-13 : 9781888451 412

Southland "[A ]n abs olut ely co mp elli ng stor y of fam ily and raci al tra ged y.


Rev oyr’ s nov el is hon est in det aili ng sou the rn Cali for nia’ s bru tal hist ory, and hon ora ble in sho win g ho w fam ilies sur viv ed wit h lov e


and ten acit y and dig nity ."— Sus an Str aig ht, aut hor of Hig hwi re Mo onS out hla nd brin gs us a fasc inat ing stor y of rac e, lov e, mu rde r and hist


ory, aga inst the bac kdr op of an eve rcha ngi ng Los Ang eles .A you ng Jap ane seAm eric an wo ma n, Jac kie Ishi da, is in her last se me ster of law


sch ool wh en her gra ndf ath er, Fra nk Sak ai, die s une xpe cte dly. Whi le tryi ng to fulfi ll a req ues t fro m his will , Jac kie disc ove rs tha t fou


r Afri can Am eric an boy s wer e kill ed in the stor e Fra nk ow ned duri ng the Wat ts Riot s of 196 5. Alo ng wit h Ja me s Lan ier, a cou sin


of one of the vict ims , Jac kie trie s to pie ce tog eth er the stor y of the boy s’ dea ths. In the pro ces s, she une art hs the lon ghel d sec rets of her


fam ily’s hist ory. Sou thla nd dep icts a you ng wo ma n in the pro ces s of lear nin g tha t her ow n hist ory has bes tow ed upo n her a dee p obli gati on


to be eng age d in the larg er wor ld. And in Fra nk Sak ai and his Afri can Am eric an frie nds , it pre sen ts cha ract ers wh o find sig nifi can t co mm


on gro und in thei r stru ggl es, but wh o als o eng age eac h oth er acr oss gro und s— hist oric al and cult ural —t hat are still ver y mu ch in dis put


e.M ovi ng in and out of the pas t—f ro m the inte rn me nt ca mp s of Wo rld Wa r II, to the barl ey fiel ds of the Cre nsh aw Dist rict in the 193 0s, to


the stre ets of Wat ts in the 196 0s, to the nig ht spo ts and gar me nt fact orie s of the 199 0s —S out hla nd we ave sa tale of Los Ang eles in all of its


fac es and for ms. Nin a Rev oyr is the aut hor of The Nec ess ary Hu nge r ("Ir resi stib le." —Ti me Ma gaz ine) . She was bor n in Jap an, rais ed in Tok yo


and Los Ang eles , and is of Jap ane se and Poli shAm eric an des cen t. She live s and wor ks in Los Ang eles . Southland

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