Whether in history books or on the silver screen, the Los Angeles landscape has long served as an ever-shifting backdrop against which countless American anxieties and aspirations play out. The New York-based novelist and short-story writer Homes checks readers into the famed hotel Chateau Marmont and uses life at this iconic landmark as a multifaceted prism through which she views and experiences Los Angeles culture, past and present.

Los Angeles 2002, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780792265368