Exiles Under the Bridge, a novel

Exiles Under the Bridge “Exiles Under the Bridge” is a novel (125,000 words) about two families: one white, one HK Chinese, in 1980s, Pasadena, CA.   The book unfolds in a setting of affluence, privilege and natural beauty where the American Dream is within grasp. But their struggles and aspirations coincide with political conservatism, personal licentiousness,…

The Model is Not Your Friend

  The Model is Not Your Friend   By Andrew B. Hurvitz Two sober living men intoxicated by young beauties get drunk on self-deception.   There are some talented people here in Van Nuys. One, Hector Suarez, an artist, lives here, downwind from the smoky outdoor grill run by Dos Hermanos Hernández on Victory Boulevard,…

The White Defeatist

A progressive architect is forced to confront his assumptions about himself, his family and his city. After our mother’s funeral, I flew in a plane, from Little Rock to Los Angeles, accompanied by my older sister Stephanie and her catatonic, teenage son Norman. Over Arizona, I looked out at the vast, unpopulated desert below and…

Trade For Print

Trade For Print a short story  By Andrew B. Hurvitz   An unscrupulous photographer lures a postal worker into fraud by offering young love for sale. There was a photographer who lived and worked at the Tri-Pines Manor apartment on Chandler Bl. in North Hollywood. After leaving work at the post office I’d see him,…

Decline Press

“I can’t stand it! I can’t be around this war, these cops, and all these people trying to kill me! What if the building falls down? What if the cops kill me? This is war! This isn’t Van Nuys. This is a war zone!”