Indigenous
Indigenous
Growing up Californian


Cris Mazza delivers a spirited rebuttal to pop-culture stereotypes about growing up female in Southern California. Coming of age in the 1970s and '80s, Mazza's memories aren't about surfing, cheerleading or riding in convertibles. Though her story has its exotic elements-her family hunts and -gathers food in the semi-arid coastal hills well into the early '70s-she sets herself in the context of familiar Americana. Repeating motifs-gender issues, the California landscape, dogs, musicians, plus the perplexing melancholy of a sexless marriage-thread through these very personal essays, as Mazza confronts madness, disability, sexual dysfunction and death, speaking to the drama of ordinary lives.

Cris Mazza's most recent novel was Girl Beside Him, and she is the editor of Chick-Lit: Postfeminist Fiction.

Title Indigenous
Subtitle Growing up Californian
Author Cris Mazza
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 01 May 2003
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 248 p.
ISBN-10 0872864227
ISBN-13 9780872864221
Publication Date 01 May 2003
Main content page count 248
Dimensions 5.3 x 8 in.
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $16.95
 


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