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This is the only in-depth story about the short-lived band Deconstruction. Somehow it took 27 years for someone to write it.

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Essayist, Journalist, Burritoist, written nonfiction stories for Harper's, The Atlantic, Kenyon Review, The Dublin Review, and The New York Times. My books include The Heart of California: Exploring the San Joaquin Valley and This Is: Essays on Jazz.