The Ruins of California

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Author(s): Martha Sherrill
Original Publish Date: Jan 02, 2007
Product Number: EB00398091
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101118023
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

For the Ruin family in 1970s California, as described by the precocious young Inez, life is complex. Her father, Paul, is self-obsessed, intrusive, and brilliant. He's also twice divorced, leaving Inez to bounce between two worlds and embracing neither-that of Paul's bohemian life in San Francisco and the more sedate world of her mother Connie, a Latin bombshell who plays tennis and attends EST seminars in the suburbs. As Inez progresses through high school we are witness to a remarkable family saga that renders a strange and fascinating slice of America in transition-one like the Ruins of California themselves, at once bold and innocent, creative and chaotic, obsessed and liberating.