• In her new novel, Between Heaven and Here, Susan Straight returns to Rio Seco, the fictional town where she sets many of her stories. [1 of 3]
 

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lit 6 Nov 2012

on the new novel by Susan Straight.
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  • This excerpt, “Her Royal Highness,” reveals Straight’s alternately blunt and lyrical prose, with a scenario that recalls Denis Johnson’s Jesus’ Son. [2 of 3]
 
  • Her writing has an undeniable haunting quality, and it’s inspired by real-life encounters with fellow inhabitants of Riverside, California. [3 of 3]
 
  • Images (in order): photo by Flickr user Ken Lund, under a Creative Commons license; profile photo by David Chavkin; cover via McSweeney's; photo by Flickr user Ken Lund, under a Creative Commons license.
 
 

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