Squinting at the Distant Paradise, Take II
L.A. ExistentialBy BRUCE WAGNER
New York Times,
May 23, 2005
NO one here even knew there was an election last week.
I couldn't have said it better than the San Francisco Chronicle (as quoted in L.A. Weekly):
Wagner's fiction reads like pornography for California-haters," noted the book critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, David Kipen, who is an admirer, nonetheless. "All their cozy East Coast prejudices, all their suspicions about Lotusland come echoing back to them in Wagner's fiction, confirmed and exaggerated."