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Books by Richard Risemberg
Family Ties By Richard Risemberg
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A lakeside cabin in the Sierra foothills, a canyon village divided between old coots and laid-back hippies, and a bartender who's as square as square can be. It's just an all-too-rare escape from the... More > hustle and bustle of L.A for Lenny and his ex-cop friend and landlord, Red Henshaw, when they arrive in Lake Helena for a weekend of rest and relaxation. Then they notice the couple in the battered van that dogs them everywhere they go…. Still, everything's calm in the woods—till Red turns up missing. Lenny's efforts to find his friend succeed in the worst way possible, and it's up to a motley crew made up of a sex-crazed gallery owner, a squad of gay outlaw bikers, a cop turned short-order cook, and the suave and deadly Uncle Angie—Lenny's future in-law—to set things straight. If they can. In this follow-up to The Dust Will Answer, Lenny Strasser, printshop production manager and accidental amateur sleuth, is tossed once more into the deep end of the off-beat to solve a double mystery.< Less
The Dust Will Answer By Richard Risemberg
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1978: The wave of gentrification has yet to break over downtown Los Angeles, and vast swathes of the warehouse district lie nearly abandoned next to the city's concrete-clad river. Lenny Strasser, a... More > straight-arrow with a taste for shady places, plunges into that world to discover that sometimes the only distance between two points is a very crooked line. When his friend Dave Larrabee nags him into tracking down a missing girlfriend, Lenny suspects that the girl doesn't want to be found. She had beens his before she was Dave's, and she'd gone gleefully missing from his life one time too many. But this time, she may have fallen, again, into the hands of the charismatic Nighthawk, who could lead her into territories where the danger is real, and Kate's penchant for role-playing no protection from harm. The quest takes them into hobo jungles and punk squats by the LA River--and into an after-midnight darkness of moral ambiguity that changes Lenny's life in ways he'd never dreamed of.< Less
Our Own Day Here By Richard Risemberg
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Urbanist, cyclist, and lifelong flaneur Richard Risemberg explores the chaos, contradictions, and conviviality of life among the humans in and around big towns and small worldwide. From politics to... More > poetry, from economics to ecology, from horror to humor, he encounters it all as he pedals, strolls, and even sails the cities of his life.... "Our Own Day Here" is a collection of observations on community, exploring how we get around, get along, and get a living in a world where not only nature but our own human nature are often hidden in plain sight. It is about the sensations of city living, and the relationships of people across time and space.< Less