By Jeanette Boyer
Rita Vargas owns an car junkyard outdoors of Santa Fe. Her estate abuts a hill with a staggering view, making the junkyard a magnet for ubiquitous builders. yet Rita's land has been in her family members for generations, and she or he does not are looking to promote. additionally, her son Parker, a skilled artist, makes use of salvaged items from the junkyard for his sculptures. neighborhood wheeler-dealer Leroy Sena has already acquired the ridge above Rita's estate, and whilst Leroy sells that land to a small-time landlord and his gallery-owner sweetheart, the stakes are raised.
In Junkyard desires, old-timers preserving their emotional ties to the land face newbies with cash who are looking to construct on each hilltop. this primary novel illustrates that for everyone against the fast progress of the true property bonanza, extra individuals are scheming on easy methods to make the most of the increase. This heavily political yet realistically compelling portrayal of land clash confronts the trade-offs among development and preservation.
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"Two roadrunner thumbs up for this enticing and beautifully crafted novel that honors the land and its people."--Rudolfo Anaya
"I really comprehend my manner round a junkyard--and so does Boyer. She additionally understands her approach round genuine property, the swiftly altering face of small western towns, and the way insoluble conflicts can erupt among completely great humans, altering their lives forever."--Lisa Lenard-Cook, writer of Dissonance and Coyote Morning (UNM Press)
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Jeanette Boyer obtained an M.A. in theatre from the collage of latest Mexico. She lives in Santa Fe.
". . . a page-turner . . . characters appear believable and extremely actual. . . . correct from the outlet, you get stuck up within the tale and its people." -- Enchantment
". . . Boyer deftly dramatizes Western land improvement, with its ominous effect on small kin landowners, and gives bright depictions of the threatened common landscape." -- Publishers Weekly Annex
"Boyer's novel pokes a figuring out finger into the painful underbelly of the Santa Fe mystique . . . Junkyard goals is a enjoyable learn . . . [that] examines the more severe struggles that occur in Santa Fe and different comparable groups that cope with the competing pressures of improvement and preservation." -- l. a. Herencia del Norte
"[an] first-class debut novel." -- Dallas Morning information