Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir D.J. Waldie

ISBN: 9780393039573

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Hardcover

180 pages


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Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir  by  D.J. Waldie

Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir by D.J. Waldie
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This is an exquisitely realized and wholly original memoir of growing up in blue-collar 1950s Lakewood, California, the quintessential post-World War II American suburb and the prototype for the countless tract developments that would follow. At onceMoreThis is an exquisitely realized and wholly original memoir of growing up in blue-collar 1950s Lakewood, California, the quintessential post-World War II American suburb and the prototype for the countless tract developments that would follow.

At once a portrait of the authors coming of age, as well as a history of Lakewood, Holy Land is about the way places shape lives. Its about the difficulties of ordinariness - both good and bad. Its a collection of intensely observed and felt episodes in the making of a city that parallel the making of a life.

Its about the resonance of mundane choices - how wide a street should be, how to lease stores in a shopping mall, what to name a park. The author captures, in snapshot-like precise prose, the familiar moments of a suburban childhood - playing Monopoly in a back bedroom, an afternoon at the public swimming pool, the intimacy among brothers.

It offers us a portrait of suburbia, not unlike the suburbia of all our childhoods.



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