Alan Rifkin is a writer for Los Angeles Magazine and a former contributing editor to Details. His short stories have appeared in L.A. Style and The Quarterly, and he has also written for the L.A .Times Magazine, Premiere, L.A. Weekly, Salon, and Buzz Magazine. He lives with his wife and four children in Long Beach, CA.
Five stories track boys and men as they navigate among the ghosts and mirages of greater Los Angeles. Rifkin's male protagonists are part fuck-up, part primal force, and full of longing-for fathers, for mothers, for sex, for faith, for just getting...