Stranger’s Guide: California explores the Golden State from numerous vantage points. You’ll accompany an aspiring writer as he attempts to rent a Hollywood apartment that might just have been home to Al Pacino; you will cheer at the sidelines of a J-League basketball game, where Japanese Americans have built community; learn the history of San Francisco’s queer Latinx community and tour the Bay Area’s hidden trash heaps. You’ll also witness the devastation wrought by wildfires across the state, and meet people navigating life while experiencing homelessness. A beautiful and nuanced look at the most populous state in the US, this is a perfect read for anyone who’s ever had a California dream.
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