October 2015: Gold Fame Citrus
Story-Prize winner Claire Vaye Watkins weaves a post-apocalyptic tale set in a drought-ridden and barren Southern California in her much-anticipated debut novel. In this landscape, two vagrants—Luz, a former poster child for the conservation movement, and Ray, a war veteran turned surfer—squat in a Hollywood star’s abandoned mansion, struggle to survive, and fall in love. But when they take on the care of a little girl, everything changes as they begin to search for a better future. You’ll feel like you’re being transported to another world with this absorbing read.
To buy: Amazon
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