By Susan Straight,

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One of The Washington Post's Ten Best Books of 2022. Finalist for the 2022 Kirkus Prize and the 2023 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. One of the New York Times' 10 Best California Books of 2022 and one of NPR's Best Books of 2022. A New York Times Book Review Editors'…

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1 author picked Mecca as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Among my favorite authors, Susan Straight portrays a contemporary multiethnic Southern California through fully realized characters in a unique, dynamic, often shattering story of their lives.

The cinematic movement throughout the novel begins with an amazing journey with Johnny Frias, an Hispanic motorcycle cop, and swells with epic fury in the depiction of indigenous race, cultural history, and family.

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