In the Shadow of the Flames: A Feature with Ryan Gattis

It’s April of 1992, and Los Angeles is burning. Thousands of fires rage as rioting kicks the city into a fury of smoke and sirens, with law enforcement and news outlets converging on the chaos in unprecedented numbers. The nation watches as a city appears to consume itself in real-time. In the neighborhood of Lynwood,…

Flaming fiddles, it looks like there’s a roadblock here! If you’d like to finish reading this piece, please buy a subscription—you’ll get access to the entire online archive of F(r)iction.
Ryan Gattis

Ryan Gattis is a writer and educator. His most recent book, All Involved: A Novel of the 1992 L.A. Riots, is grounded in 2.5 years of research and background spent with former Latino gang members, firefighters, nurses, and other L.A. citizens who lived through it. Called a “a high-octane speedball of a read” by The New York Times, its film rights have been acquired by HBO. Gattis lives and writes in Los Angeles, where he is a member of the street art crew UGLARworks and a founding board member of 1888, a Southern California literary arts non-profit.

Ryan Gajda

Ryan Gajda is a UK-based illustrator. He currently lives in the city of Bristol and spends his time drawing portraits of characters from movies and staring vacantly at blank walls.

First Featured In: No. 3, winter 2015

F(r)iction #3

View/Purchase Magazine