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    • Gold Fame Citrus

    • A Novel
    • By: Claire Vaye Watkins
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie, MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 131

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Tough Look at a Not-too-Distant Future

    • By Ashley Ann on 09-25-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Battleborn

    • By: Claire Vaye Watkins
    • Narrated by: Ali Ahn, Morgan Hallett, Laura Knight Keating, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Like the work of Cormac McCarthy, Denis Johnson, Richard Ford, and Annie Proulx, Battleborn represents a near-perfect confluence of sensibility and setting, and the introduction of an exceptionally powerful and original literary voice. In each of these ten unforgettable stories, Claire Vaye Watkins writes her way fearlessly into the mythology of the American West, utterly reimagining it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful magnificent stories beautifully told

    • By Pedro Ramirez on 12-03-15

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Gold Fame Citrus

    • By: Claire Vaye Watkins
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie, MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Desert sands have laid waste to the Southwest of America. Las Vegas is buried. California - and anyone still there - is stranded. Any way out is severely restricted. But Luz and Ray are not leaving. They survive on water rations, black market fruit and each other's need. Luz needs Ray, and Ray must be needed. But then they cross paths with a mysterious child, and the thirst for a better future begins.

    Regular price: $20.65