Novelist Alex Espinoza examines ways in which memory and place are tied to specific geographic sites of knowledge throughout his life as a Californian. His journey from the factory-lined streets and avenues of the San Gabriel Valley and the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area to the fields and farms of the Central Valley provide the author a change to examine what is lost and gained when patters of migration and movement give rise to new opportunities that both challenge and affirm our vast and complex identities as Californians
Through the Heart of California: Seeing the “other” California through a relief map
Alex Espinoza is a novelist known for works such as Still Water Saints. A professor at California State University, Los Angeles, as well as the director of their MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Arts, he was born in Mexico and raised in Los Angeles.
Alex Espinoza; Through the Heart of California: Seeing the “other” California through a relief map. Boom 1 December 2016; 6 (4): 34–38. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.34
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