Vista del Mar: A Memoir of the Ordinary

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Counterpoint LLC
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5.9 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author

Neal Snidow has been a public school teacher and private writer for many years. He grew up in Virginia, Nebraska, and southern California and graduated from high school in Redondo Beach in 1966. He earned a BA in English at the University of California at Riverside, and an MA at the University of Virginia, where he was a Danforth Fellow. He currently teaches, writes and photographs in Magalia, California. Vista Del Mar is his first published book.


Through a wide-angled lens of laser-crisp language, Neal Snidow's brilliant Vista del Mar directs our gaze to the sea of time. Like a ghostly image coming to life in developing fluid, his tightly focused and artfully framed narrative seizes the moment--a moment in which waves of past and future are subtly engrained. From Hollywood noir to white-hot LA beaches, his story is metered to the black and illuminated with refined sensitivity to shades of light. Singularly his and entirely ours, it is the story of America, moving west, landing at the edge of the sea, and asking, Now what? Required reading. --Thomas Christensen