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Hymn California


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ISBN13: 9781934620755
ISBN10: 1934620750
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Born and raised in San Diego, California, Adam Gnade enjoys swimming in rivers and lakes, driving at night, and drinking red wine out of mason jars. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with two rescued pit bulls and considers himself a better than average shot with a Remington shotgun. Hymn California is his first book.

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bschaneman, April 6, 2009 (view all comments by bschaneman)
"Hymn California" moves -- and by "moves" I mean it is a book of motion, of MOVEMENT. It takes you from southern swamps to balconies in Brooklyn to Portland porches and back again -- with a fluid, even pace. It is a road novel, an adventure book, a work of verbs and action. If the characters seem lost or restless, it's not because they're misguided wanderers or seekers, it's because there is medicine in leaving hard times behind you. It's because there is joy in the tires and highways of America. Gnade's book is about America and the road, but, more importantly, it's about PEOPLE, about their stories, and about the love they have for each other. Gnade is a damn good storyteller, and, not only that, he has some damn good stories.
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skyelesli, November 6, 2008 (view all comments by skyelesli)
This book is not only for the twenty something's who wonder how they can live out their ideals in the 21st century. It speaks especially to the boomers of the world who lived the lies of consumerism, dedication to one job, suburbia and just now are beginning to realize the meaninglessness of it all compared to the spirit within them originally trying to find it's own bliss.
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bellatierra, October 28, 2008 (view all comments by bellatierra)
Adam Gnade captures the existential crises of creative twenty-somethings everywhere and will break your heart with his beautiful, meandering, and philosophical prose. If you've ever felt like the world should be something more, gotten in your car without knowing where you'd end up, or lost sleep wondering how you could survive in the 21st century by doing what you love, this book should sleep on your bedside table for the next week or so.
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