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Desert Desperation: ‘Brother and the Dancer’ Tells a Painful San Bernardino County Coming-of-Age Story

Gang wars, drive-by shootings, drug sales, poverty—San Bernardino County was, as Keenan Norris explains in his debut novel, Brother and the Dancer, “one of the most violent places in America at the millennium. The area surrounding his hometown of Highland, Calif.—50 miles northwest of Palm Springs—he notes ruefully, was “an hour east of a city […]