Author(s): Ryan Gattis
The 1992 Los Angeles Riots: six days of looting, arson, assault and murder. America's second largest city in chaos. In All Involved, Ryan Gattis weaves a heart-stopping narrative from the perspectives of people whose stories of the riots were never told. In six sections, each covering a single day, we follow the intersecting lives of eighteen characters: gang members, firefighters, nurses, law enforcement officers and graffiti artists, every one changed for ever. Inspired by unprecedented access to the inner workings of the gangs at the heart of these extraordinary events, Gattis channels their experiences into a cinematic tale that is shocking and devastating. Though the events of All Involved are fictional, every word is infused with authenticity and intimacy. With the velocity of a thriller and the command of an incredibly adept writer, All Involved, an epic story of race, revenge and loyalty, announces the arrival of a major new talent.
Propulsive, ambitious and utterly captivating, this is Picador's biggest debut novel of the season
Ryan Gattis is a novelist, lecturer at Chapman University in Southern California, and member of LA urban art crew UGLAR.