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by James D. Houston

Author: James D. Houston
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press (October 6, 1996)
Pages: 337 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.6
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Continental Drift (California Fiction) Paperback – October 6, 1996. James D. Houston is the author of six novels, two collections of short stories, and several nonfiction works including, with Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Farewell to Manzanar.

Continental Drift (California Fiction) Paperback – October 6, 1996. by. Houston (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. A resident of Santa Cruz, he has received numerous writing awards. Series: California Fiction.

James D. Houston's Continental Drift chronicles the Doyle family's reactions to a series of brutal murders that suspiciously coincides with the return of their youngest son from the Vietnam War. Unlike a typical mystery novel, Continental Drift concentrates on the physical and psychological landscapes of the murders-the ranching community of Monterey, California-instead of the murders themselves. The narrative's tension revolves around the characters' relationships with the land, themselves, and the history of the Golden State.

Houston was born in San Francisco, where his parents had migrated from Quanah, Texas, a small town named for the noted last Comanche war chief, Quanah Parker. The story behind the town's name kindled Houston's interest in treks and history. He graduated from Lowell High School.

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00 0. Categories: Contemporary Fiction. By (author) James D Houston. Houston, who captured the promise, the harshness and the sheer beauty of California in novels like Continental . Mr. Houston lived his entire life in California, most of it in Santa Cruz. Houston, who captured the promise, the harshness and the sheer beauty of California in novels like Continental Drift and Snow Mountain Passage and in nonfiction works like Farewell to Manzanar, about a World War II internment camp for the Japanese, died on Thursday at his home in Santa Cruz, Calif. Houston is the author of seven novels, including Continental Drift, Love Life, The Last Paradise-honored with a 1999 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation-and Snow Mountain Passage. His non-fiction works include Californians and Farewell to Manzanar, which he coauthored with his wife, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, he has received the Humanities Prize, an NEA writing grant, and a Rockefeller Foundation residency. He lives in Santa Cruz, CA.

Theory of Continental Drift. Continental drift is the movement of the Earth's continents Creadores: Alex y Alberto. The theory of continental drift was not generally accepted, particularly by American geologists, until the 1950s and 60s, when a group of British geophysicists reported on magnetic studies of rocks from many places and from each major division of geologic time. In the early 20th century, German scientist Alfred Wegener published a book explaining his theory that the continental landmasses, far from being immovable, were drifting across the Earth. He called this movement continental drift.

The San Andreas Fault is both a real and a metaphorical player in this novel of northern California in the early 70s. Set on a ranch near Monterey Bay, it explores relationships in a family jarred by the return of a son from Vietnam, almost whole but shaken and confused. His return coincides with a series of bizarre killings that panic the community—a reminder that in the legendary land of promise abundant possibilities and agents of destruction live side by side.