“Night has fallen on Bakersfield, and the Hells Angels continue to talk and drink, inside and outside the Black Board café. i made this extraordinary shot with the existing street light from the corner lamp without a tripod. I held my breath and the Leica M S fast to the handlebars of a Harley for the long exposure. To me it looks like a film set lit by the Hollywood great James Wong Howe.”
Kit foxes make themselves at home within Bakersfield city limits: San Joaquin kit foxes are small, cute, nocturnal, opportunistic and endangered. As many as 400 of them have burrowed beneath golf courses, subdivisions and classrooms — and into the hearts of many residents.
Photo: A San Joaquin kit fox — the species has been federally protected since 1967 — sizes things up before crossing a street in Bakersfield. As many as 400 of the foxes have burrowed beneath golf courses, subdivisions and classrooms — and into the hearts of many residents. Credit: Casey Christie / Bakersfield Californian
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Are retold tales a new fad or the latest incarnation of a rich tradition?
Margot Livesey’s latest novel, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, tells the story of a young girl who goes to live with her aunt, uncle and cousins after the death of her parents. The uncle treats his niece like a daughter, but after his accidental death she is shunned by her remaining relatives. Eventually, she enrolls in a strict boarding school, and later, lands a job at a remote estate tutoring a young girl. She falls for the young girl’s brooding guardian, only to have a deep, dark secret threaten their relationship. Sound familiar?
The Flight of Gemma Hardy is a retelling of Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre. This is not a secret, but a selling point. Two of the blurbs that grace the back of an advance copy of the book mention Brontë’s classic, and Livesey isn’t shy about acknowledging her debt. ILLUSTRATIONS BY STEVE MURRAY