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Golden State 2017: The Best New Writing from California Paperback – June 6, 2017
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Lisa Locascio was born in Chicago and raised in River Forest, Illinois. Her work appears in The Believer, Salon, n+1, Tin House Flash Fridays, Bookforum, Sou'wester, Santa Monica Review, American Short Fiction, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Faultline, and many other journals. She has held residencies at Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Prairie Center of the Arts and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and received honors and support for her writing from Young Chicago Authors, the National Association for the Advancement of the Arts, New York University, Western Michigan University, the University of Southern California, the Del Amo Foundation, and several other institutions. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
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Golden State 2017 moves in three acts across a diverse range of California locales and lifestyles. I read it in three sittings. The first: tragic heartbreak and hippie pathos. The second: "I love it OMG it's just so good," marveling at literary craftsmanship. The third and final act: meta-paranoid wonder. "Is this making fun of me? Or about me? Or am I just not the only Californian writer special snowflake?" Lisa Locascio deserves editorial top billing as the editorial craftsmanship in the selection and placement of these linking pieces in this anthology is top-notch. Together in diverse poly-vocal multiplicity these writers tell the story of California. A state and state of mind that is many things to so many people. Home. Dream. Destination. Doom.
This anthology tells not only individual stores but stories of families. Together. Broken. Extended and estranged. Stories of communities. Stories of queer loves and historical obsessions. The book made me miss the motherland California so much by bringing it's vivid salsa tastes back to me. I imagine I'll cry all the way through my second rereading as well and enjoy every page.
Full honest disclosure, I am not only an avid reader of this anthology, intending to give copies to my relatives for Christmas, but also one of the writers with a piece therein. I hope that does not disqualify my review. That is what initially led me to buy "Golden State" and read it. Unexpectedly I fell as heartbreakingly in love with the full anthology as I did with the Golden State I used to live in. For California residents, fans and dreamers, this anthology is for you.