Wild Asses of the Mojave Desert
Fiction, Contemporary, Drama, Humor Fiction, Women, Romance
October 20, 2023
'The best stories begin with wreckage.' Jack London
Skye takes a drastic turn when she escapes a toxic relationship and drives across the country to reunite with her best friend whose discovery of a mysterious rock sparks a belief in its magical properties. With the help of a psychic, her sister, her ex, a phantom dog and a little Ho'oponopono one woman weathers the unexpected twists and turns during the course of a summer that changes her life forever.
With lyrical prose and philosophical conversation, Skye's relationships light up as fiercely as the streaks marking the desert sky at night. This novel about friendship, nostalgia, and finding oneself is funny and tender, moving and poetic, while standing firmly in hope and love. The characters are thinkers, overthinkers really, who are trying to find their way by asking the deep questions of life with wide-eyed wonder and talking through life's uncertainties. They fearlessly confront the choices they've made, examining their desires and their mistakes. The result is a smart, engaging novel depicting a young woman's search for the people and place she will call home. Returning home is a powerful and effective plot device that, in this author's hands, feels vibrant and new partly because of the fully realized characters and strong dialogue that endow the relationships with wise and vivid truths about life.
~ RECOMMENDED by the US Review