Writings by Pat Hartman
Town: A Venice California Life
This non-fiction book covers the time period 1978-1984. Unlike Call
Someplace Paradise, it's not about the boardwalk and beachfront,
but about Oakwood, the fairly hard-core ghetto which, during the
time I lived there, was said to be the second-highest crime area
in LA. Other Ghost Town pages: Comments
from readers, List of topics covered; long
on the site of the publisher, Xlibris.
Ghost Town from Xlibris.
book is also available through Amazon
Trade paperback: $25, or CD in PDF format $10
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The stories in this fiction collection are about the artists and
others who populate Venice. To read one of them, go to "Bent
Out of Shape." To find out what some of the others are
about, go to Kinney's Folly.
Years Ago in Venice
A changing selection of excerpts from both Call Someplace Paradise
and Ghost Town, bringing you up to date on what happened
30 years ago this month.
of those deaths that stay with you -
the murder of Sarai Ribicoff, a quintessential
Oakwood crime, excerpted from Ghost Town: A Venice California
Venice considered from various angles
of Venice through several pairs of eyes
To See Venice Is To Live
Sisters Under the Skin : the true sister
city of Venice
Other projects including Salon: A Journal of Aesthetics and
more about the author than you ever wanted
Also the table of contents and links to articles in Moving
Target, the blog.
Pieces of writing I wish somebody would buy: long and short, fiction