Learning to ride, falling down, getting back on
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Louis B. Jones is the author of the novels Ordinary Money (Penguin), Particles and Luck, and California’s Over (both Vintage), all of which are New York Times Notable Books. He lives in the Sierra Foothills of California and spends summers in Squaw Valley.
Carla happened to be kneeling outside the poultry enclosure when she heard her daughter Amanda in the milking barn telling the new boyfriend, “My father is a beatnik. He hates life up here. He calls us ‘montagnards.’ He really loves North Beach. And he’s in the right place, too, in North Beach. Because he’s into porn — something I approve of.