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Eastern Span by Rick Paulas, "a neo-noir novel set in Oakland, circa 2013-14" follows Pug, a member of the working class who is searching for a long-lost friend, and ends up uncovering a housing conspiracy on the way.
Author Rick Paulas lives in Oakland, and his work has been featured in Wired, VICE, The New York Times, and more. The novel is available to purchase online. Each download, which includes original artwork by local artists, is available for free, and/or for a "pay-what-you-want" donation, which will go to one of six organizations supporting the homeless in Oakland. St. Vincent de Paul is grateful to be on of those organizations. If you'd like to supply a donation to SVdP, please specify when you make the payment.
This is a great opportunity to support local talent, while giving back to St. Vincent de Paul, so we can continue our basic needs services for the homeless and low-income families, and assist in eviction prevention. Thank you to Rick Paulas for demonstrating a creative way to support local nonprofits. Your work means so much to the community!
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