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Adam O’Riordan discusses and signs The Burning Ground: Stories

Moving from remote, sun-scorched towns to the charged hum of Venice Beach, The Burning Ground is a collection of eight stories populated by men haunted by their past and by their dreams, set against the canvas of California, where beauty and bleakness go hand in hand. In "A Thunderstorm in Santa Monica," a man's unmoored lifestyle is reflected back at him after a long flight. In "Black Bear in the Snow," a divorced advertising executive tries to rekindle a relationship with his son. And in the title story, "The Burning Ground," a painter is haunted by memories of his former lover. The stories take familiar roles--the deadbeat dad, the drifting divorce, the wayward man--and bring them new emotional depth, peeling back the layers to reveal interiors both unexpected and arresting in their complexity.

Written with a poet's lyricism and an outsider's keen eye, Adam O'Riordan's insightful work paints an intimate portrait of diverse male lives contending with the potential of the West Coast. (WW Norton & Company)

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Event date: 
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
The Burning Ground: Stories Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393239553
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 18th, 2017

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