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Indigenous: Growing up Californian Paperback – Import, 15 May 2003

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Mazza's beautifully rendered love affair with her native state has nothing to do with gilded dreams or pretty postcard depictions of sun and surf. Her experience is rooted not in image but in a primal connection to the land itself. --The Chicago Tribune

Mazza writes about California back in the day, before strip malls ravaged her childhood haunts . . . Indigenous will appeal to those who enjoy memoirs and are interested in the broader idea of place.--Bust Magazine

. . . Mazza reveals a normality beneath the California myth that seems all the more dazzling and exotic with the passage of time.--Los Angeles Times

These essays shine with hard-won honesty and emotional clarity. You can trust Cris Mazza to level with you and entertain you with her stylish prose; this is an engaging collection.--Phillip Lopate, editor of Writing New York: A Literary Anthology

Cris Mazza's stunning memoir worries the notions of belonging, of belonging for a place and of longing for the memories of same. Her tales of her native California expertly excavate an always surprising and always rewarding experience cache.--Michael Martone, author of The Flatness and Other Landscapes

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Cris Mazza is the author of numerous story collections and novels, most recently, "Girl Beside Him", and she is the editor of "Chick-Lit: Postfeminist Fiction".

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ City Lights Books; First Edition (15 May 2003)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 248 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0872864227
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0872864221
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 368 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.21 x 2.29 x 20.32 cm
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In the first decade of the 21st century, Cris Mazza's work as a novelist expanded as she has continued to consider psychological and emotional complexities of contemporary life, but began to do so with the contributing complication of place: How regions or localities that still have their own unique characteristics of landscape, society, and culture impact the human experiences (sexuality, family, authority, gender) that Mazza explores in fiction. Her 9th book in 2001, Girl Beside Him, inhabits rural Wyoming. Homeland, (2004) involves a woman and her elderly father grappling with a 30-year-old family tragedy while they also find themselves homeless, living in the canyons of suburban Southern California alongside migrant agricultural workers. Indigenous / Growing Up Californian (2003), Mazza’s collection of personal essays, deals with place as it anchors memory and the reconstruction of experience. Waterbaby (2007) looks at how local 19th century legends still live and grow in a seacoast town in Maine. 2009’s Trickle-Down Timeline married time and place, returning to Southern California in the Reagan era 80s. Mazza’s forthcoming novel, Various Men Who Knew Us as Girls continues her unrelenting look at sexual anxiety, now expanding into the nearly unmapped world of outdoor sex slaves in Southern California, as a troubled woman trying to rescue one of them admits her horror has blended with envy.

In 1984 Cris Mazza's first novel (and 3rd book), How to Leave a Country, while still in manuscript won the PEN / Nelson Algren Award for book-length fiction. The judges included Studs Terkel and Grace Paley. Some of her other notable earlier titles include Disability and Is It Sexual Harassment Yet? which was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal.

A native of Southern California, Cris Mazza grew up in San Diego County. Her BA and MA were completed at San Diego State University, then she crossed the country to finish an MFA in writing at Brooklyn College before returning to San Diego where she lived several years training and showing her dogs, completing her first 4 books, and teaching at various local colleges and universities, including UC San Diego, and was Writer in Residence at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN, then at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. Currently she is professor and director of the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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