Richard Lange is an American writer. He is a long-time resident of the Silver Lake neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles. Lange graduated from from Morro Bay High School, on California's Central Coast, in 1979. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California film school. Following college he traveled to Europe and taught English for Berlitz in Barcelona, Spain. He then lived for a brief time in New York City. Returning to Los Angeles, he was hired as a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications and eventually became managing editor of RIP, a heavy-metal music magazine. He later edited textbooks before becoming managing editor of Radio & Records, a radio-industry trade magazine.
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A Better Goodbye (2015)
"A Better goodbye is a peek at the grit beneath the glitter of the Southern California myth...nobody walks away unscathed. And neither will you."
Country Dark (2018)
"Country Dark is grim and funny and touching. It's a crime story, a novel of backwoods manners, and a family saga. It's many things at once, all of them great. Masterful descriptions of the natural world bump up against scenes of shocking violence, and you're left in awe, wondering how the hell Chris Offutt managed to pull this book off."
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