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All Involved

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"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." Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

The 1992 Los Angeles Riots: six days of looting, arson, assault and murder. America's second largest city in chaos.

In All Involved, Ryan Gattis weaves a heart-stopping narrative from the perspectives of people whose stories of the riots were never told. In six sections, each covering a single day, we follow the intersecting lives of eighteen characters: gang members, firefighters, nurses, law enforcement officers and graffiti artists, every one changed for ever.

Inspired by unprecedented access to the inner workings of the gangs at the heart of these extraordinary events, Gattis channels their experiences into a cinematic tale that is shocking and devastating. Though the events of All Involved are fictional, every word is infused with authenticity and intimacy.

With the velocity of a thriller and the command of an incredibly adept writer, All Involved, an epic story of race, revenge and loyalty, announces the arrival of a major new talent.

MORE PRAISE FOR ALL INVOLVED

"Simultaneously empathetic and unsparing" New Yorker

"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

"The Wire meets Quentin Tarantino on the set of 24 ... All Involved offers that most difficult and nebulous thing in fiction: it reads true." Financial Times

"Audacious, unflinching and subversive ... It swallowed me whole." David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743537602
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 01/05/2015
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Imprint: Picador
  • Price: $9.99

"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." Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

The 1992 Los Angeles Riots: six days of looting, arson, assault and murder. America's second largest city in chaos.

In All Involved, Ryan Gattis weaves a heart-stopping narrative from the perspectives of people whose stories of the riots were never told. In six sections, each covering a single day, we follow the intersecting lives of eighteen characters: gang members, firefighters, nurses, law enforcement officers and graffiti artists, every one changed for ever.

Inspired by unprecedented access to the inner workings of the gangs at the heart of these extraordinary events, Gattis channels their experiences into a cinematic tale that is shocking and devastating. Though the events of All Involved are fictional, every word is infused with authenticity and intimacy.

With the velocity of a thriller and the command of an incredibly adept writer, All Involved, an epic story of race, revenge and loyalty, announces the arrival of a major new talent.

MORE PRAISE FOR ALL INVOLVED

"Simultaneously empathetic and unsparing" New Yorker

"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

"The Wire meets Quentin Tarantino on the set of 24 ... All Involved offers that most difficult and nebulous thing in fiction: it reads true." Financial Times

"Audacious, unflinching and subversive ... It swallowed me whole." David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks

Author Information

Ryan Gattis is a writer, Creative Writing lecturer, co-founder of a publishing collective and a member and Creative Director of a street art collective. He earned an MA in Creative Writing Prose from UEA and currently lives in Los Angeles.