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Unique perspective of a woman seraching for her identity.,
This review is from: How To Get Into the Twin Palms (Kindle Edition)
I loved this book. I also got it on the kindle version and finished it in one sitting. This novel brought up so many questions about what it means to fit in both culturally and personally and what it takes to assimilate. Living between 2 worlds and not belonging to either really struck a cord for me.
Karolina also perfectly got the tone and mood of Los Angeles. It's not surprising that reading through her bio she lived there for over 10 years. This is the real Los Angeles - a melting pot of cultures that live block to block next to each other. It's a very unique community that Karolina captures so well - especially the old Fairfax - Santa Monica district that is quickly disappearing. It's a novel as much about the unique disconnection in Los Angeles as it is about the loneliness of the main character Ania.
Ania's roaming and needs were so vivid to me that this book has made me think about it's themes for days. It's a must read and definitely belongs in the pantheon of incredible Los Angeles novels.