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Debut Novel Follows a Young Girl on the Road to Vegas and Through Her Sexual Awakening


Aired 4/19/09

Maureen Cavanaugh (Guest Host): A lot of America doesn't fit into the mainstream. There are people and places that seem to have slipped off the map and exist in an alternate universe. Writer Andrea Portes takes us by the hand and leads us into that world in her debut novel Hick . It's the story of 13-year-old Luli who hits the road, on a journey to Las Vegas and a new life. It's not the type of journey most 13-year-old girls take in books, but the writing and the reality of the novel have impressed both readers and critics.

Andrea Portes will read from her novel Hick this Saturday afternoon (August 18 th ) at The Ink Spot in the Art Center Lofts on 13 th street in downtown San Diego. 


  • Andrea Portes, author of Hick.

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