Brentwood - POSTPONED! Thursday September 15th at 6:30 pm - Marianne Wiggins discusses "Properties of Thirst"
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED! Join us in partnership with Alta on Thursday September 15th at 6:30 pm as we welcome Marianne Wiggins to the store to discuss Properties of Thirst. Joining her in conversation will be David Ulin.
Pulitzer-Prize winner Marianne Wiggins returns with Properties of Thirst, a story of land and inheritance, and an examination of a changing American landscape during one of this country’s darkest periods. Set against the backdrop of World War II, Properties of Thirst is an epic story of one family’s unbreakable bond. The Rhodes family is at the center of the story. Rocky Rhodes has spent years fiercely protecting his California ranch from the Los Angeles Water Corporation. He lost his beloved wife, Lou, years earlier and raised their twins, Sunny and Stryker, on the ranch alongside his sister. With the country on the brink of war, Stryker enlists in the navy, and soon his family is forced to endure another senseless tragedy. Now more than ever, Rocky is determined to hold onto the only home his children have ever known. This goal is further complicated when the US government begins construction on a Japanese internment camp on the edge of the property, and Rocky realizes that the land faces even bigger threats than the LA watermen he’s battled for years.