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The Bear: Water & Oil
Aug. 31, 2020
John Kerr
Fiction: General/Other
At the dawn of the 20th century, disputes are no longer settled with a gun. They are handled in boardrooms with backroom deals. Under the close direction of the city’s oligarchy, William Mulholland builds his aqueduct which will allow Los Angeles to expand to unprecedented size.

The San Francisco earthquake sends a whorehouse piano player, a newspaper reporter, and a thief to Los Angeles. Each attempt to rebuild their lives was forever changed on the morning of April 18, 1906.

Renegade filmmakers from New York flee to Hollywood to make their movies. With the promise of stardom, the moguls run their studios with cutthroat efficiency, controlling the lives of all who work for them.

Michael McGuire takes over the family enterprise. With the McGuire fortunes on the wane and prohibition looming on the horizon, Michael forges a partnership with Canadian and Mexican mobsters to import alcohol and cocaine to Los Angeles. Any who stand in his way are fair game.


The Bear: Water & Oil takes the reader on a journey through the underbelly of California politics, the birth of Hollywood and the rise of organized crime. It interweaves the stories of the Chinese, Native Americans, Mexicans, Irish, and African Americans who built the Golden State into an intricate tapestry.

California is the place where dreams come true for some and for others a dead end. This is a tale of those who dared to dream.
Mia Tyler
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