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Unintended Consequences is the 4th installment in Fondation's "L.A. Stories" series. This new collection reveals with precision the way life can tangle good intentions and trip up even the most sure-footed pedestrians. These are compact city fables delivering an anti-moral, a humbling reminder to judge not. The book includes over 40 illustration by artist Kate Ruth. "Fondation's fiction is so far past noir that it's almost surreal. What's horrifying is that it's not surreal; it's real. Fondation is the author of three books of fiction...and each of these books is a small masterpiece..." -Transfuge (France)
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Larry Fondation is the author of the novels Angry Nights and Fish, Soap and Bonds, and of the collections Common Criminals and Unintended Consequences. His fiction focuses on the Los Angeles underbelly. His two most recent books feature collaborations with artist Kate Ruth.
Fondation has lived in LA since the 1980s and worked for fifteen years as an organizer in South Central Los Angeles, Compton, and East LA. His fiction and non-fiction has appeared in a range of diverse publications including Flaunt (where he is Special Correspondent), Fiction International, Quarterly West, the Los Angeles Times and the Harvard Business Review. He is a recipient of a 2008-09 Christopher Isherwood Fellowship in Fiction Writing.
Fondation has "...gathered together scrap material about the lives of the down-and-out, the despondent, the criminal and the poor, and has rendered their miserable quotidian lives so that Everyman might receive some belated attention."
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