Paul Hoover dissects the shift from farm—no credit cards, one restaurant visit a year, chicken blood flowerets, and a national army the size of Sweden’s—to “internal exile” in the land of strip malls and oil wars using only a single lifetime.
Author of Etruria (Wave Books, 2014), Musee Mechanique (BlazeVOX, 2006), and Rouge State (Pavement Saw, 2003). Once wrote an expensive book about I.A. Richards and China. Married Lesley Poirier; lives in Portland, Ore.