James D. Houston Continental Drift

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Continental Drift

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The San Andreas Fault is both a real and a metaphorical player in this novel of northern California in the early 70s. Set on a ranch near Monterey Bay, it explores relationships in a family jarred by the return of a son from Vietnam, almost whole but shaken and confused. His return coincides with a series of bizarre killings that panic the community—a reminder that in the legendary land of promise abundant possibilities and agents of destruction live side by side.

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James D. Houston is the author of six novels, two collections of short stories, and several nonfiction works including, with Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Farewell to Manzanar. A resident of Santa Cruz, he has received numerous writing awards.

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"From its opening pages, Continental Drift reverberates with unspoken overtones and haunting atmosphere. Very soon it crackles with characters: vivid, engagingly fallible, captured by a sharp camera eye that records surface essences, then moves to lay bare the places where we all live, the caverns of the mind beyond. . . . Sounding throughout is the half-heard rumble of the crustal plates, North American and Pacific, colliding and coupling underground like a pair of violent lovers." -- Ted Berkman, Los Angeles Times Book Review

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9780520207134: Continental Drift (California Fiction)

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ISBN 10:  0520207130 ISBN 13:  9780520207134
Publisher: University of California Press, 1996
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9780425042311: Continental Drift

Berkley, 1980
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9780070304888: Continental Drift

McGraw..., 1987
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