This book consumed me and I could not resist returning to it. Luz and her "husband" Ray are living in an abandoned starlet's mansion trying to fight boredom and constant thirst in a not too distant future where all the fresh water in the west has dried up and a sand dune is consuming all in its path. Enter baby Ig, a mistreated child they cannot help but try to build a better future for. Heartbreaking realism stands side by side with government conspiracies and religious mania in Watkins first full novel. I was as thirsty for her descriptions of the western wilderness and the emptiness inside of us as her characters are for water.
Gold Fame Citrus - Claire Vay Watkins
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 29th, 2015
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