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The Resource Gold fame citrus, Claire Vaye Watkins

Gold fame citrus, Claire Vaye Watkins

Label
Gold fame citrus
Title
Gold fame citrus
Statement of responsibility
Claire Vaye Watkins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The much-anticipated first novel from a Story Prize-winning "5 Under 35" fiction writer. In 2012, Claire Vaye Watkins's story collection, Battleborn, swept nearly every award for short fiction. Now this young writer, widely heralded as a once-in-a-generation talent, returns with a first novel that harnesses the sweeping vision and deep heart that made her debut so arresting to a love story set in a devastatingly imagined near future. Unrelenting drought has transfigured Southern California into a surreal, phantasmagoric landscape. With the Central Valley barren, underground aquifer drained, and Sierra snowpack entirely depleted, most "Mojavs, " prevented by both armed vigilantes and an indifferent bureaucracy from freely crossing borders to lusher regions, have allowed themselves to be evacuated to internment camps. In Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon, two young Mojavs. Luz, once a poster child for the Bureau of Conservation and its enemies, and Ray, a veteran of the "forever war" turned surfer--squat in a starlet's abandoned mansion. Holdouts, they subsist on rationed cola and whatever they can loot, scavenge, and improvise. The couple's fragile love somehow blooms in this arid place, and for the moment, it seems enough. But when they cross paths with a mysterious child, the thirst for a better future begins. They head east, a route strewn with danger: sinkholes and patrolling authorities, bandits and the brutal, omnipresent sun. Ghosting after them are rumors of a visionary dowser a diviner for waterand his followers, who whispers say have formed a colony at the edge of a mysterious sea of dunes. Immensely moving, profoundly disquieting, and mind-blowingly original, Watkins's novel explores the myths we believe about others and tell about ourselves, the double-edged power of our most cherished relationships, and the shape of hope in a precarious future that may be our own"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.A869426
LC item number
G65 2015
Literary form
fiction
Label
Gold fame citrus, Claire Vaye Watkins
Link
9781594634239.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1606676
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781594634239
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015013564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1606676
  • (Sirsi) 1606676
  • (OCoLC)907391179
Label
Gold fame citrus, Claire Vaye Watkins
Link
9781594634239.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1606676
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781594634239
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015013564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1606676
  • (Sirsi) 1606676
  • (OCoLC)907391179

Library Locations

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      1 South Main Street, Middleton, MA, 01949, US
      42.5947443 -71.01612899999999
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