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The History of Carter Beats The Devil. Posted on 10/23/2002.

A bit back I wrote about the novel Carter Beats the Devil, which I had a particular soft spot since it was largely set in Oakland, my new home at the time. Well, Powell's offers this reminiscence from Glen David Gold, the author, on inspiration for the book, largely from Oakland's sad sack, also-ran history.

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Thanks for linking to that. I met Gold briefly when he lived here. He impressed me even before I'd read any of his writing. I haven't had a chance to read "Carter Beats the Devil" yet, but I intend to.

And getting to the Oakland History Room would be a good idea too.
Posted by Spidra Webster @ 10/25/2002 01:21 AM PST [link to this comment]

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