All Involved

All Involved

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For six days, Los Angeles is a city ablaze.
For six days, seventeen people are caught in the chaos.
For six days, Los Angeles shows the world what happens when laws are no longer enforceable.

Ernesto Vera is walking home from his job at a taco truck when three guys jump out of a car and assault him. Ernesto's not in a gang, he's not involved, but his sister is - and when Payasa hears that her innocent brother has been murdered, she wants revenge. As widespread rioting breaks out across the city, Ernesto's death triggers an astonishing sequence of events, not just for the gangs involved, but for the firefighters, nurses and law enforcement who must deal with the consequences.

In April 1992, after one of the most notorious, racially charged trials in American history, the city of LA exploded in violence. All Involved tells the interconnected stories of seventeen characters over six life-changing days, and transforms the truly extraordinary story of the LA riots into a vivid, electrifying and addictive work of fiction.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 134 x 146mm | 239g
  • Bolinda/Macmillan audio
  • Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1509811850
  • 9781509811854

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'Full of brutality with flashes of tenderness, this is an adrenaline-fulled, roller-coaster ride of a novel. Hold on tight.' -- The Bookseller 'A tour de force ... without glamorising his subject, there's a lyricism in the vernacular and street language that makes it hard not to be moved ... a powerful work of fiction.' -- GQ '[A] truly remarkable novel ... this kaleidoscopic work is unflinching, unsettling and unforgettable ... it deserves, frankly, to sell more copies than Trainspotting.' -- The Scotsman '[A] briskly suspenseful gangster yarn ... highly entertaining.' -- The Guardian 'A high-octane speedball of a read: gritty, nerve-racking, sometimes excruciating in its violence and at the same time animated by a bone-deep understanding of its characters' daily lives ... All Involved has the verbal ardor of a Richard Price novel, the pungent verisimilitude of Sanyika Shakur's riveting 1993 memoir of gang life ... and the choral energy of a Rashomon-style documentary.' -- The New York Times
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About Ryan Gattis

Ryan Gattis is a writer and educator. His most recent work, All Involved: A Novel of the 1992 LA Riots, is grounded in nearly two years of research and background spent with former gang members, firefighters, nurses, and other LA citizens who lived through it. He is also the author of novels Kung Fu High School and Roo Kickkick and the Big Bad Blimp, as well as two novellas published by Black Hill Press, The Big Drop: Homecoming and The Big Drop: Impermanence. He lives and writes in Los Angeles, where he is a member of the street art crew UGLARworks. Adam Lazarre-White, best known for starring as Nathan Hastings on "The Young & The Restless", also gained notoriety on "Living Single", "Girlfriends", "Will & Grace", "The Parkers", and in the Emmy Award winning miniseries "The Temptations". His other television and film credits include "Heroes", "Grey's Anatomy", "Private Practice", "Deliver Us from Eva", "Ocean s 13", "All about You", and "Forgiveness". Adam has many credits as a voice artist on commercial radio, television, and film. He graduated from Harvard and then returned home to New York to train at Terry Schreiber Studios and continue his work on LA stages, notably in "Romeo & Juliet", "The Trojan Women", and Neil Labute s "This Is How It Goes". James Chen is an American actor, classically trained at the Yale School of Drama, bi-lingual in English & Mandarin. NYC is always home, but often works bi-coastally in LA. Please come hang out and peruse his work in TV, film, and theater. Marisol Ramirez is an Actress and Audio book narrator who voices Marina/Number Seven in the audiobooks of The Power of Six, The Rise of Nine, and The Fall of Five.
Marisol Ramirez was born in the Panama Canal Zone and trained as an actress at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutger's University under the direction on William Esper. She has lived and studied in Spain and England.

She has had various roles in television such as Without a Trace, Cold Case, The Shield, ER, and The Mentalist. Anthony Rey is an actor, known for Dark House (2014), Carry On (2008) and The Forgotten Coast (2009). Jim Cooper is a published audiobook narrator.
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