By Jeanette Boyer

Rita Vargas owns an car junkyard outdoor of Santa Fe. Her estate abuts a hill with a magnificent view, making the junkyard a magnet for ubiquitous builders. yet Rita's land has been in her relations for generations, and he or she 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 protecting their emotional ties to the land face rookies with funds who are looking to construct on each hilltop. this primary novel illustrates that for everyone against the quick progress of the genuine property bonanza, extra individuals are scheming on the right way to make the most of the growth. 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 attractive and fantastically crafted novel that honors the land and its people."--Rudolfo Anaya

"I truly be aware of my means round a junkyard--and so does Boyer. She additionally is familiar with her manner round actual property, the quickly 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)

Jeanette Boyer bought an M.A. in theatre from the collage of recent Mexico. She lives in Santa Fe.


". . . a page-turner . . . characters appear believable and intensely genuine. . . . correct from the hole, you get stuck up within the tale and its people." -- Enchantment

". . . Boyer deftly dramatizes Western land improvement, with its ominous effect on small relations landowners, and gives vivid depictions of the threatened usual landscape." -- Publishers Weekly Annex

"Boyer's novel pokes a realizing finger into the painful underbelly of the Santa Fe mystique . . . Junkyard desires is a enjoyable learn . . . [that] examines the worse struggles that ensue in Santa Fe and different comparable groups that take care of the competing pressures of improvement and preservation." -- los angeles Herencia del Norte

"[an] very good debut novel." -- Dallas Morning information

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