Susan Straight and Jackson Howard

Photo of Susan Straightphoto of Jackson HowardIN-PERSON: Live at Fort Greene!
Thursday, March 31, 7:30 PM ET
Book Launch: Susan Straight presents Mecca
In conversation with Jackson Howard

In her most ambitious achievement to date, National Book Award finalist Susan Straight crafts a stunning epic tracing the intertwined lives of native Californians fighting for life and land. Johnny Frías, a descendant of the state’s Indigenous people and Mexican settlers, 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. Straight will be joined by editor Jackson Howard at our Fort Greene location to celebrate the launch Mecca in all its cinematic, Californian glory.

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Susan Straight photo credit: Felisha Carrasco

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Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 7:30pm

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NY
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$28.00
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ISBN: 9780374604516
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 15th, 2022

From the National Book Award finalist Susan Straight, Mecca is a stunning epic tracing the intertwined lives of native Californians fighting for life and land


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