Golden Days

Golden Days Cover

Golden Days

By Carolyn See

University of California Press, Paperback, 9780520206731, 196pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 1996

Available again in paperback, "Golden Days" is a major novel from one of the most provocative voices on the American literary scene. Linking the recent past with an imagined future, Carolyn See captures life in Los Angeles in the 70s and 80s. This marvelously imaginative, hilarious, and original work offers fresh insights into the way we were, the way we are, and the way we could end up.

About the Author
Carolyn See, the author of "Dreaming: Hard Luck and Good Times in America" (California, 1996) and five novels, is a book reviewer for "The Washington Post" and an adjunct professor of English at University of California, Los Angeles.

Monday, Aug 6, 2012

Golden Days starts out as a fun tale of '80s Los Angeles. By the end, it's a devastating portrait of life after a nuclear blast. Author Gabrielle Zevin says it showed her that novels, like life, can span multiple genres. Do you have a favorite book about life in California? Tell us in the comments. More at

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