Ryan Gattis
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Ryan Gattis

Ryan Gattis is a writer & educator. His most recent novel, SAFE, is a heist thriller about a DEA safecracker gone rogue, ripping off gang-owned drug safes in order to help citizens hurt during the market crash of 2008. It's essentially Robin Hood Noir. The book is set in the same world of South Central L.A. as his previous novel, ALL INVOLVED: A Novel of the 1992 L.A. Riots, which was grounded in 2.5 years of research & background spent with former Latino gang members, firefighters, nurses, & other L.A. citizens who lived through it.

ALL INVOLVED won the American Library Association's Alex Award & the Lire Award for Noir of the Year in France; translated into 11 languages, it has been called "a high-octane speedball of a read" by The New York Times & its film rights were acquired by HBO.

Gattis is also the author of KUNG FU HIGH SCHOOL (Out 09/2017). He lives and writes in Los Angeles, where he is a member of the street art crew UGLARworks & a founding board member of 1888, a Southern California literary arts non-profit.

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    • All Involved

    • A Novel
    • By: Ryan Gattis
    • Narrated by: Anthony Rey Perez, Marisol Ramirez, Jim Cooper, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At 3:15 p.m. on April 29, 1992, a jury acquitted three white Los Angeles Police Department officers charged with using excessive force to subdue a black man named Rodney King....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Multiple Narrative Since the Poisonwood Bible

    • By Alan McCarron on 04-22-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Safe

    • A Novel
    • By: Ryan Gattis
    • Narrated by: Christian Barillas
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ghost is determined to live clean for the rest of his days. And maybe he could, if the most important person in his life hadn't gotten into serious financial trouble....

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    • It doesn't get any better than this!

    • By Dawn L on 08-18-17

    Regular price: $22.67

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