This new series is an ongoing collection of quotes from the books I am currently reading. — Douglas
“When the four of us were young,” she says, hesitating, “we spent Sunday afternoons at the beach.” Their beach, that is: the only one they were allowed on, Brighton Beach. They weren’t permitted to go to Venice Beach, or to Santa Monica Beach or to any of the other beaches in Los Angeles. Those were hakujin beaches. Whites-only beaches.”
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