The Last Cheater's Waltz: Beauty and Violence in the Desert Southwest

The Last Cheater's Waltz: Beauty and Violence in the Desert Southwest

by Ellen Meloy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816521530

ISBN-13: 9780816521531

Pub. Date: 11/01/2000

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

In this abundant space and isolation, the energy lords extract their bounty of natural resources, and the curators of mass destruction once mined their egregious weapons and reckless acts. It is a land of absolutes, of passion and indifference, lush textures and inscrutable tensions. Here violence can push beauty to the edge of a razor blade. . . .

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In this abundant space and isolation, the energy lords extract their bounty of natural resources, and the curators of mass destruction once mined their egregious weapons and reckless acts. It is a land of absolutes, of passion and indifference, lush textures and inscrutable tensions. Here violence can push beauty to the edge of a razor blade. . . . Thus Ellen Meloy describes a corner of desert hard by the San Juan River in southeastern Utah, a place long forsaken as implausible and impassable, of little use or value—a place that she calls home. Despite twenty years of carefully nurtured intimacy with this red-rock landscape, Meloy finds herself, one sunbaked morning, staring down at a dead lizard floating in her coffee and feeling suddenly unmoored. What follows is a quest that is both physical and spiritual, a search for home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816521531
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Edition description:
1ST UNIVER
Pages:
225
Sales rank:
1,120,217
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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