Published on Sep 1, 2015

“When a former gang lord told novelist Ryan Gattis to cut to the chase, he did. Surprising to the former Chapman University professor was that the command was also a gift that released his creativity and helped guide him to the completion of his acclaimed novel about the Los Angeles riots of 1992, All Involved.

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