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Gold Fame Citrus



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Author
Watkins, Claire Vay
Descriptors
Activists
Contemporary Fiction
Cults
Deceit
Drug Addiction
Environmental Issues
Female Protagonists
Post-apocalyptic fiction
Society in Transition
Location/Setting:
California
Time Period:
Future
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Summary
Drought has destroyed California, the once 'golden' state is now ridden with lawlessness and looting, and its remaining inhabitants, called Mojavs, are prevented from moving into more livable areas of the country. 25-year-old Luz squats in a starlet’s mansion in Laurel Canyon with her boyfriend Ray. The two steal a developmentally-disabled 2-year-old from a wild gang to save her from harm and head East, only to end up in a strange desert community lead by a megalomaniacal prophet.
Critique
A scary vision of a doomed future caused by the human race's wasteful ways. Though this novel shifts gears a few times and slows the reader down, I found this to be a fresh, original take on the recent trends in post-apocalyptic fiction.
ISBN
9781594634239
  iBistro
# of Pages
320
Published
2015
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Reviewer's Initials: CO BF BF


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