Thursday, July 5, 2018

Thursday Thoughts ~ Books from the Backlog

Happy Thursday . . .  aka, Happy Almost Friday!!

It's time for Books from the Backlog, hosted by Carole's Random Life in Books.  It's a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks . . . or on your eReader.



 



This week's neglected book is . . .


Gold Fame Citrus 
Release Date:  September 29, 2015
Publisher:  Riverhead Books


From Goodreads:  In a parched southern California of the near future, Luz, once the poster child for the country’s conservation movement, and Ray, an army deserter turned surfer, are squatting in a starlet’s abandoned mansion. Most “Mojavs,” prevented by armed vigilantes from freely crossing borders to lusher regions, have allowed themselves to be evacuated to encampments in the east. Holdouts like Ray and Luz subsist on rationed cola and water, and whatever they can loot, scavenge, and improvise.

For the moment, the couple’s fragile love, which somehow blooms in this arid place, seems enough. But when they cross paths with a mysterious child, the thirst for a better future begins.

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.
 
 
Why I selected it:  I like the plot summary and its focus on idealist characters and an uncertain future.  I'm always fascinated by how life takes unexpected turns, despite the best laid plans.  
 
 
 
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1 comment:

Carole Wooten said...

This one is new to me but I do like the sound of it. I am always looking for something a little different and this does sound pretty original. Thanks for joining in this week!

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