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The Resource Wonder Valley, Ivy Pochoda

Wonder Valley, Ivy Pochoda

Label
Wonder Valley
Title
Wonder Valley
Statement of responsibility
Ivy Pochoda
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the acclaimed author of Visitation Street, a visionary portrait of contemporary Los Angeles in all its facets, from the Mojave Desert to the Pacific, from the 110 to Skid Row. When a teenage boy runs away from his father's mysterious commune, he sets in motion a domino effect that will connect six people all desperate for hope and love, scattered across the sun-bleached canvas of Los Angeles. There's Ren, just out of juvie, who travels to L.A. in search of his mother. Owen and James are teenage twins who live in a desert commune, where their father, a self-proclaimed healer, holds a powerful sway over his disciples. There's Britt, who shows up at the commune harboring a dark secret. Tony is a bored and unhappy lawyer on his way to work, jolted out of his malaise by a naked runner sprinting through a traffic jam on the 110. And Blake, a drifter hiding in the desert, is doing his best to fight off his most violent instincts. Their lives will intertwine and come crashing together in a shocking way that could happen only in this enchanting, dangerous city. Wonder Valley is a swirling mix of angst, violence, heartache, and yearning--a masterpiece by a writer on the rise."--Dust jacket flap
Summary
A runner who dodges through traffic at the peak of the morning rush hour in Los Angeles inadvertently changes the lives of a handful of locals, from a former juvie inmate looking for his mother, to teen twins who escape their father's desert commune, to a bored lawyer who is inspired to pursue fulfillment
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10600621
Cataloging source
YDX
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Pochoda, Ivy
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Communal living
  • Cults
  • Families
  • City and town life
  • Ranch life
  • Skid row
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • Families
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
Wonder Valley, Ivy Pochoda
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn973127653
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780062656353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)973127653
Label
Wonder Valley, Ivy Pochoda
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn973127653
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780062656353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)973127653

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