California and the literature of water

April 7, 2015 7:35 PM

59 1

On a recent visit to New York, I found myself in a conversation with an East Coast writer about William T. Vollmann’s “Imperial” — a monumental study of water politics and Southern California’s Imperial County — when he said, “I’m so sick of you Californians and your obsession with water. When will you get over it?”

The answer, of course, is never. The other answer is: Just wait. Water as resource, water as political and conservational hot button … it’s coming for you.

Also read: Cubans throng Revolution Square in mourning for Castro

Read more

To category page

Loading...